Leamor Kahanov, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Leamor Kahanov, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the
Chief Academic Officer for Stockton University. In this role she oversees the seven
academic schools and all academic support services. Prior to Stockton, Dr. Kahanov
served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Oneonta. Prior to her time at Oneonta, she served as Dean of the College of Health Sciences
and Education at Misericordia University, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education
and Practice at Indiana State University, and Chair of the Department of Applied Medicine
and Rehabilitation at Indiana State University. She has held faculty appointments
at San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and Rocky Mountain University.
Professionally she has served as an Athletic Trainer for several institutions, and
the Olympics. Her academic credentials include 84 Peer Reviewed Publications and 120 Peer Reviewed
Presentations. She earned her Bachelor in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from
Indiana University; her Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the
University of Arizona; and her Doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
from the University of San Francisco. She also completed the Institute for Management
and Leadership in Education at Harvard University.
Michelle McDonald, Chief Academic Officer, Atlantic City Campus & Associate Vice President for Academic
Chief Academic Officer, Atlantic City Campus & Associate Vice President for Academic
Michelle Craig McDonald is the Chief Academic Officer for Stockton's Atlantic City
campus and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, she
oversees the Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Office of Continuing
Studies, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, and Stockton's remote instructional
sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin, and Woodbine. She is also the Lead
Negotiator for Stockton's managerial negotiations team and the University's Accreditation
Liaison Officer to Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. McDonald is a tenured Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and
Humanities. Her research focuses on the intersection of Atlantic world plantation
systems, commercial networks, and consumer behavior and has been supported by grants
from the Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S.
Department of Education. Since joining Stockton in 2006, Dr. McDonald has served in
several administrative capacities, as History Program Coordinator, Vice President
of the Faculty Senate, Assistant Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chief Academic Officer,
Atlantic City Campus.
Dr. McDonald received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.A.
in Museum and American Studies from George Washington University, an M.A. in Liberal
Arts from St. John’s College, and a B.A. in History from the University of California
(Los Angeles). She was also the Harvard-Newcomen Post-Doctoral Fellow in Business
History at the Harvard Business School in 2005, the year before she came to Stockton
Amy Beth Glass, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Amy Beth Glass
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
AmyBeth Glass is the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this capacity,
she oversees the Center for Teaching and Learning Design, the Richard E. Bjork Library,
the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Office of Global Engagement.
She also oversees the annual and periodic academic reporting process, the Faculty
Fellows program, and new academic program development.
Dr. Glass has over 25 years of experience in higher education leadership, and formerly
served as Stockton's Director of Graduate Studies as well as Assistant Dean of the
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
from Rowan University in 2017, as well as an M.A. in Student Personnel Services, and a B.A. in History from the same
Kelly Oquist, Director, Academic Finance
Director, Academic Finance
Kelly Oquist serves as the Director, Academic Finance for the Division of Academic
Affairs. In this role, she works with the Deans and Budget Unit Managers to identify annual academic program budgetary needs to be submitted to the Provost for
approval. In addition, she develops and implements appropriate budget control mechanisms
and financial models. Kelly joined the Office of the Provost in April 2016, bringing
15 years of experience working in the Division of Administration and Finance at Stockton
University. Kelly earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration
in Accounting from Stockton University.
John Smith, Director, Academic Support & Operations
Director, Academic Support & Operations
John supports the Provost's academic planning initiatives and office operations.
He is the lead staff administering academic appeals and oversees operations for the
Academic Honesty Appeals Board. He provides support to students, faculty and staff
pertaining to academic support. John also coordinates the ceremonial components
Prior to joining the Provost’s staff team in 2014 John worked in the Division of Student
Affairs as Director of Student Affairs Operations, Director of Care & Community Standards
and Assistant to the Dean of Students.
Throughout his career John developed a proficiency in conflict resolution as a trained
mediator addressing student conflict and conduct concerns at Stockton. He was instrumental
in launching the Behavioral Intervention Team, an interdisciplinary group assembled
to assess and intervene on high risk behavior concerns at the University.
John earned two Master of Arts degrees from Bowling Green State University in College
Student Personnel and Counseling. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
from the University of Miami.
Joe Sramaty, Manager, Academic Personnel and Administration
Manager, Academic Personnel and Administration
Joe joined the Office of the Provost in July of 2017. As the Manager, Academic Personnel
and Administration, Joe is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the
Office of the Provost as well as position control and all personnel processes (new
hire, reappointment, etc.) for the Division of Academic Affairs. He also serves as
the liaison to the Board of Trustees for Academic Affairs, works with the new program
development process, as well assisting the Provost with her day-to-day activities.
Prior to working in the Office of the Provost, Joe served in the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs and in the School of Arts and Humanities. Joe earned
his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Performance from Stockton University and is completing
his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Messiah College.
Gail Tracy, Student Issues and Data Administrative Assistant
Student Issues and Data Administrative Assistant
In her position as a Professional Services Specialist, Gail Tracy provides assistance
to students in the academic appeals process and acts as an Academic Affairs liaison
for Banner data requests and updates. She worked as a proctor in the Testing and Assessment
Center at Atlantic Cape Community College before entering Stockton, where she spent
two years as a Program Assistant for the Office of Institutional Research.
As a business owner in Cape May County since 2005, Gail worked from home for years
while she raised her two children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from
the University of Delaware in 1992.
Nikita Lively, Budget Administrative Assistant
Budget Administrative Assistant
Nikita Lively joined the Office of the Provost in July of 2021 and reports to the
Director, Academic Finance and is responsible for processing travel, Banner, and budget
transactions for the Office of the Provost. Nikita also works closely with and provides
support to the Academic Affairs budget processors. Prior to working in the Provost
Office, Nikita worked in the School of Health Sciences.
Emily Bell, Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Emily Bell joined the Office of the Provost in July of 2021 as the Personnel Assistant.
Emily is responsible for tracking position control and supporting personnel processes
including search committees, new hires, and reappointment for the Division of Academic
Affairs. She also assists with data analysis and coordinates post-tenure review. In
May of 2021, Emily earned her B.S. degree summa cum laude in Business Administration
with a concentration in Financial Planning.