Faculty Profile

Beth DeFares

Building: Babbio
Room: 611
Phone: 201.216.5362
Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Research Center:  Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce

M.S., Urban Policy Analysis and Management, New School University, 1993

B.A., Sociology, Western New England College, 1989

General Information

Stevens Institute of Technology

11/2009 – Present Director of Education, Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), responsible for coordinating all CSR education and training related activities, including degree, certificate and professional education programs. Manage logistics and provide oversight for the CSR Summer Research Institute.


04/07 – 10/09 Director of Outreach and Communications, School of Systems and Enterprises, responsible for internal and external communications, industry and government sponsor relations, and operation and maintenance of the SSE website. Interfaced with students, faculty, staff, leadership, and current and prospective industry and government sponsors.


05/06 – 03/07 Manager, Professional Programs Development, Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering, assisted in the development and delivery of professional development programs and customized on-site graduate programs tailored to industry and government practitioners and sponsors.


05/99 – 04/06 Manager, Corporate Outreach, Office of Professional Graduate Development, managed Stevens’ off-campus corporate programs, assisted with the admission and registration of off-campus populations, established new corporate relationships and generated new off-campus business opportunities.


Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services

12/94 – 05/99 Director of Peer Services, served as chief liaison for the Council’s corps of over 1,000 volunteer peer reviewers. Responsible for the selection and coordination of volunteer peer review teams for agency site visits. Managed client base of agencies throughout the accreditation process.


New School for Social Research

09/89-11/94 Office Manager, Graduate Faculty Office of Admissions, maintained and ensured the efficiency of the admissions office by overseeing all functions relating to the processing of applications and inquiries. Provided student advisement and counseling to prospective students and graduate applicants.