Rutgersï¿½Newark is one of several campuses of Rutgers University, the state's public research university, and is located in the City of Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey in the United States.
Rutgersï¿½Newark officially came into existence in 1946, when the New Jersey State Legislature voted to make the University of Newark part of Rutgers University. The roots of Rutgers University, Newark, however, date back to 1908 when the New Jersey Law School first opened its doors. That law school, along with four other educational institutions in Newark ï¿½ Dana College, the Newark Institute of Arts & Sciences, the Seth Boyden School of Business, and the Mercer Beasley School of Law ï¿½ formed a series of alliances over the years. A final merger in 1936 resulted in the establishment of the University of Newark. A decade later, the University of Newark was absorbed into Rutgers University and became the school's Newark campus.
The primary mission of the Department of African American and African Studies is to educate Rutgers University students, residents of the state of New Jersey, and people throughout the world about the unique history, culture, contributions and experiences of Africans and people of African descent throughout the world. The department encourages and promotes exceptional teaching, scholarship, and research. The education presented in the department is intended to be systematic, rigorous, and comprehensive. The department is committed to serving an undergraduate population that is preparing for graduate study and research in traditional and interdisciplinary disciplines as well as for those students preparing to pursue careers in public or private sector professions like teaching, social work, criminal justice, policy, management, administration, and law. In order to achieve its goal, the department offers experiences in the classroom and beyond that focus on topics and issues of particular importance to those interested in developing a broad, cohesive body of knowledge about black communities throughout the world. The expertise of faculty in the department and affiliate faculty includes history, literature, sociology, political science, media studies, women and gender studies, and Caribbean studies.
Business Hayford I. Alile ï¿½ retired president, Nigerian Stock Exchange Mark Angleson ï¿½ chair, NewPage Corporation; former deputy mayor, city of Chicago Orville E. Beal ï¿½ former president, The Prudential Insurance Company Felix M. Beck ï¿½ retired chairman & chief executive officer, Margaretten & Co. Dennis M. Bone ï¿½ president, Verizon New Jersey Robert E. Campbell ï¿½ retired vice chair, Johnson & Johnson Mason N. Carter ï¿½ president & chief executive officer, Merrimac Industries Raymond G. Chambers ï¿½ philanthropist and humanitarian; chairman, MCJ Amelior Foundation Mei Wei Cheng ï¿½ president & chief executive officer, Siemens Ltd., China Lawrence R. Codey ï¿½ retired president & chief operating officer, PSE&G Gary M. Cohen ï¿½ executive vice president, Becton Dickinson and Company Anthony Coscia ï¿½ chairman, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Frank P. Doyle ï¿½ retired executive vice president, General Electric Company William M. Freeman ï¿½ former president, Verizon Public Communications Group Albert R. Gamper ï¿½ retired chairman & chief executive officer, CIT Group Inc. Ralph Izzo ï¿½ president, chairman & chief executive officer, PSEG Maryann Keller ï¿½ former president, Automotive Services, priceline.com James P. Kelly ï¿½ retired chair & chief executive officer, United Parcel Service Alfred C. Koeppe ï¿½ president & chief executive officer, Newark Alliance; former president & chief operating officer, PSE&G Irwin J. Lerner ï¿½ retired chair, president & chief executive officer, Hoffman-La Roche Gerald H. Lipkin ï¿½ chair, president & chief executive officer, Valley National Bancorp Soichi Matsuno ï¿½ executive vice president & representative executive officer, Eisai Co., Ltd. Sherilyn McCoy ï¿½ chief executive officer, Avon Products Rosemary T. McFadden ï¿½ former president & chief operating officer, New York Mercantile Exchange William Mendello ï¿½ retired chair & chief executive officer, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. Frederick A. Morton Jr. ï¿½ founder, chair & chief executive officer, TEMPO Networks Eugene M. O'Hara ï¿½ first chief financial officer of Prudential Insurance Company Julius L. Percola ï¿½ retired president, Bristol Laboratories Alex J. Plinio ï¿½ former president & chief executive officer, AFS-USA Thomas A. Renyi ï¿½ former chair and chief executive officer of The Bank of New York Company Ninfa Saunders ï¿½ former president & chief operating officer, Virtua David T. Sloan ï¿½ executive producer, ABC News' "20/20" and "Primetime" Gail Thompson ï¿½ project director, AECOM; former president of design and construction, New Jersey Performing Arts Center Harry J. Volk ï¿½ former chair, Union Bank of California Law/Government Richard H. Bagger - chief of staff, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Candace K. Beinecke ï¿½ chair, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Fannie Bear Besser ï¿½ one of New Jersey's first female lawyers; advocate for social justice Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein ï¿½ one of New Jerseyï¿½s first female lawyers; co-founder of the World Jewish Congress Michael Patrick Carroll - New Jersey assemblyman (R-25th District) Ida L. Castro ï¿½ first Latina commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Personnel Ronald K. Chen ï¿½ former New Jersey Public Advocate Kevin J. Collins ï¿½ an authority on legal and investment banking matters and a leader in environmental preservation and education advocacy Christopher J. Connors - New Jersey senator (R-9th District) Marianne Espinosa ï¿½ judge, New Jersey Superior Court Zulima Farber ï¿½ former New Jersey Attorney General Alvin Felzenberg ï¿½ former Assistant Secretary of State, New Jersey Louis J. Freeh ï¿½ former director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Nia Gill ï¿½ New Jersey senator (D-34th District) Wade Henderson ï¿½ president & chief executive officer, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights Richard J. Hughes ï¿½ former governor of New Jersey; chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Burton Ironson ï¿½ retired judge, New Jersey Superior Court Irwin J. Kimmelman - former New Jersey Attorney General; retired judge of the New Jersey Superior Court Michael J. Lapolla ï¿½ former executive director, New Jersey Turnpike Authority Jaynee LaVecchia ï¿½ justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court Donna Lieberman ï¿½ executive director, New York Civil Liberties Union Virginia Long ï¿½ retired justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court Robert Menendez ï¿½ United States senator (D-NJ) Marilyn J. Morheuser ï¿½ former executive director, Education Law Center in Newark; lead counsel in Abbott v. Burke, a class-action suit that successfully challenged New Jersey's Quality Education Act of 1980 U. Joy Ogwu ï¿½ former minister of foreign affairs, Nigeria Hazel Oï¿½Leary ï¿½ president, Fisk University; former United States Secretary of Energy Miguel A. Pozo ï¿½ partner, Lowenstein Sandler Sylvia B. Pressler ï¿½ former chief judge, New Jersey Superior Court Joan M. Quigley ï¿½ New Jersey assemblywoman (D-32nd District) Ronald L. Rice ï¿½ New Jersey senator (D-32nd District) Matthew J. Rinaldo ï¿½ former United States representative (R-NJ) Peter W. Rodino Jr. ï¿½ former United States representative (D-NJ); former chair, House Judiciary Committee during Watergate presidential impeachement hearings Esther Salas ï¿½ judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Yvonne Smith Segars - former New Jersey Public Defender Luis Valentin - former prosecutor, Monmouth County, New Jersey Lois Van Deusen ï¿½ retired managing partner, McCarter & English Elizabeth Warren ï¿½ United States senator (D-MA); Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; in 2009 named one of Time Magazine's ï¿½100 Most Influential People in the Worldï¿½ Vincent Warren ï¿½ executive director, Center for Constitutional Rights Health/Public Policy/Public Service Barbara Bell Coleman ï¿½ former president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark; philanthropist Robert Curvin ï¿½ co-founder, New Community Corporation in Newark; leader of the Congress of Racial Equality Morris Milgram ï¿½ co-founder and former president, Fund for an OPEN Society Donna J. Wong ï¿½ helped to develop the Wong/Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale;coauthor of Nursing Care of Infants and Children; Essentials of Pediatric Nursing; Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing; Pediatric Quick Reference; and Maternal Child Nursing Care Journalism Mark Di Ionno ï¿½ columnist, The Star-Ledger; Pulitzer Prize finalist Herb Jaffe ï¿½ writer, columnist, and legal affairs editor, The Star-Ledger Culture Adriana Bosch ï¿½ Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert A. Freedman ï¿½ president & chief executive officer, Ruth Eckerd Hall Helena D. Lewis ï¿½ playwright, poet, performer Elizabeth M. Norman - author and professor Michael Norman - author and professor Olena Paslawsky ï¿½ senior vice president, CFP & treasurer, Metropolitan Museum of Art Judith Viorst ï¿½ author and columnist for Redbook Magazine; recipient of Emmy Award in 1970 Tracey Scott Wilson ï¿½ playwright Charles Evered - Writer/Director Entertainment Ozzie Nelson ï¿½ radio and television entertainer Sports Jerry Izenberg ï¿½ syndicated daily sports columnist George McPhee - vice president & general manager, Washington Capitals