Academic Leadership

Christophe Pierre, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is an accomplished academic administrator and an internationally acclaimed scholar in the fields of vibration and structural dynamics. During his 30-year career in higher education, he has held leadership, administrative and academic positions at major research universities, made seminal contributions in many areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering and won numerous honors for teaching and research. 
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Constantin Chassapis, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academics

Dr. Constantin (Costas) Chassapis joined the Division of Academic Affairs in April 2013 as the University’s first Vice Provost for Academics to provide leadership and expertise to the university’s operations that support and strengthen student and faculty academic success. Among the operations reporting to him are the offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Academics, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, the Center for Faculty Engagement and Advancement, the Pinnacle Scholars Program, the Office of the Registrar, WebCampus (online learning), the English Language Communications Program, the Samuel C. Williams Library and the Office of International Programs.
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Mo Dehghani, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mo Dehghani, Vice Provost for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a professor of systems, was a Principle Professional Staff member, department head for the engineering department and a member of the Executive Council of the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) prior to joining Stevens in 2013. He was also the founding director of the JHU Systems Institute. In those roles, Dr. Dehghani was responsible for the overall leadership, management and organization of APL’s engineering organization.
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Yehia Massoud, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Systems and Enterprises

Yehia Massoud is the Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Massoud had been the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). During his five-year term at WPI, the ECE department saw considerable growth in research expenditures, research output, industrial partnerships, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, and visibility and recognition. Dr. Massoud is known for having developed the world’s first realization of compressive sensing systems for signals, which is critical for the realization of highly complex biomedical implantable and wearable systems.
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Gregory Prastacos, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business

Dr. Gregory P. Prastacos is the Dean of the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he also serves as Professor of Management Science. Before joining Stevens he was Professor of Management Science and Rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Athens, Greece. He studied at Columbia University, where he received a bachelor's and master's in computer science and a doctorate in operations research. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and has held visiting appointments at a number of Universities and Research Institutes in Europe and Asia.
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Siva Thangam, Ph.D.

Dean, Academic Administration

Dr. Siva Thangam, Dean of Academic Administration, supports the Office of the Provost by assisting in the management of academic affairs, including performance monitoring, evaluation and performance assessment of all reporting units. In addition, Dr. Thangam coordinates and manages all policy development and the maintenance of the Policy Library and assists the provost with the activities of the Academic Council. Dr. Thangam received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University and has been acknowledged for his work with an Honorary Master of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Stevens Alumni Association.
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Kelland Thomas, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Kelland Thomas joined Stevens Institute of Technology in June as the new dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Thomas comes to Stevens from the University of Arizona’s School of Information, where he served as associate director; director of the Creative Computing Lab; and interim director of the science, technology and arts department. Thomas holds a doctoral degree in saxophone performance and a master’s degree in music theory from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.
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Jean W. Zu, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Engineering and Science

Dr. Jean Zu is the Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on mechanical vibrations and dynamics and mechatronics, particularly in areas of biomedical instrumentation and energy harvesting. Dr. Zu holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and has published over 300 papers including 160 journal papers.
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Administrative Leadership

Cindy Chin

Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance

Cindy Chin is the Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance. She manages the administrative and financial operations for the Office of the Provost and the Division of Academic Affairs reporting directly to Provost Christophe Pierre and serves as his chief of staff. She coordinates the functions of the provost’s team with other offices across the university and develops strong working relationships with academic and administrative leaders and with faculty governance bodies. She provides research, analysis and advice on policy and operational issues. Cindy leads the academic budget planning and management, supervises allocations and expenditures and works closely with the deans and the chief financial officer and vice president for finance.
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Doris Clausen

Associate Dean of International Student and Scholar Services

Doris Clausen is the Associate Dean of International Student and Scholar Services. Prior to her role as associate dean, Doris served as the Director of International Student and Scholar Services, leading Stevens’ efforts to provide international students and faculty with the support and guidance they need to thrive as members of the university community.
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Paul Easterling

Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies

Paul Easterling oversees the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Management and the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Stevens and brings together graduate admissions, corporate and professional education, and online learning to ensure the sustainable growth of graduate and professional programs. Paul directs the recruitment, admissions and yield strategies for graduate and professional students that meet Stevens' strategic objectives of improving the quality, number and diversity of graduate students, and leads the StevensOnline initiative to offer online degree programs designed for working professionals.
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Ed Fogarty

Director, Office of Academic Communications and Marketing

Ed Fogarty oversees the Office of Academic Communications and Marketing (OACM) and its efforts to support the communications initiatives within the three schools and one college at Stevens. The OACM also provides communications, web and event support to the offices reporting to Provost Christophe Pierre including: the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate Admissions, StevensOnline, Continuing and Professional Education), and the offices and efforts of the Vice Provost of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Vice Provost of Academics.
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Minghui Wang

Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Reporting to Provost Christophe Pierre, the executive director of institutional research and effectiveness is responsible for the collection, maintenance and reporting of institutional data and the preparation of reports essential to institutional effectiveness and strategic planning. As executive director, Minghui Wang oversees and facilitates essential functions including institutional research, data management, benchmarking and external and internal reporting in these areas. Minghui also leads programs and efforts in institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement processes including educational unit and student outcomes assessments.
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Contact the Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Location On Campus

Wesley J. Howe Center, 12th Floor
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact Types

p. 201.216.5263
f. 201.216.8909