Jianmin Qu, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jianmin Qu, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is an accomplished academic administrator and an internationally acclaimed scholar in the fields of theoretical and applied mechanics. During his 30-year career in higher education, he has held leadership, administrative and academic positions at major research universities, led transformative changes in education, research and entrepreneurship, and made significant contributions to the field of nondestructive evaluation.
Robert Maffia, P.E.
Vice President for Facilities & Campus Operations
Robert Maffia, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations, has more than 35 years of leadership experience in facilities management, design, construction and property management for higher education and corporate organizations, both domestic and global.
Louis J. Mayer, Ed.D.
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Louis J. Mayer, Ed.D., directs and manages the university’s financial operations and leads the financial planning, budgeting and reporting process. Dr. Mayer has over 25 years of financial management experience in three consecutive assignments as Chief Financial Officer of major higher education and foundation organizations in the Philadelphia Region. Prior to his appointment at Stevens Institute of Technology, he served as the Vice President for Financial Affairs & Treasurer at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Vice president for University Relations and Chief of Staff
Beth McGrath, Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff, is a Stevens veteran with more than 30 years of leadership experience in university administration and within the academic enterprise. As Vice President for University Relations, Beth leads the university’s communications and marketing efforts; represents Stevens' interests with local, state, and federal governments; serves as the liaison with community members and organizations; and is tasked with building a university corporate relations program. As Chief of Staff to the President, Beth manages operations and special initiatives for the Office of the President and serves as an advisor to the President.
Executive Director of Diversity, equity, and Inclusion
Senior Research Associate
Susan Metz, Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Senior Research Associate, led the Lore-El Center for Women in Engineering and Science and was a co-founder of the nationally-recognized Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN). Through board participation, publications and grant administration, she has helped to advance the national STEM diversity policy agenda.
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Tej Patel joined Stevens in August 2020 as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. A forward-looking leader with more than 15 years of higher education and corporate information technology experience, he is responsible for formulating a unifying IT vision and strategy aligned with Stevens' overarching mission. Previously, Tej held several leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania including Penn Nursing CIO and IT director of systems and infrastructure service at the Annenberg School for Communications.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR Human Resources
Warren Petty, Vice President for Human Resources, directs and oversees the university’s human capital, compensation, benefits, and talent development initiatives and systems. Mr. Petty has over 20 years of experience in human resources management and has held senior leadership positions within higher education and non-profit organizations.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement
Laura Rose was appointed Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement in May 2020 and has more than 20 years of experience as a fundraising executive at two major research universities and at one of the world’s premier museums. She is responsible for Stevens’ ambitious goals including: completing our $200 million campaign, The Power of Stevens; increasing alumni engagement; and continuing to build world-class development and alumni engagement programs.
Kathy L. Schulz Esq.
VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY
Kathy L. Schulz, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, has extensive experience practicing law in higher education institutions and private firms. Her specialties include nonprofit corporate law, taxation and finance; copyright, patent and trademark matters; and international research and education activities.