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.
AmyBeth Glass, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
AmyBeth Glass is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, she
oversees the Office of the Registrar. 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
Ariane Hutchins-Newman, Associate Provost for Academic Success
Jessica O'Shaughnessy, Associate Provost
Dr. Jessica OShaughnessy joined the Office of the Provost in June of 2022 as the Associate
Provost. In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Assessment, Office of Global
Engagement, Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, and Office
of Research and Sponsored Programs. In addition, she oversees the Periodic Program
Review, Faculty Fellows and Faculty Associates programs.
Prior to her time at Stockton, Dr. OShaughnessy was the Assistant Dean at Shenandoah
University, overseeing advising and student success initiatives in the College of
Arts and Sciences. At Shenandoah, she was also Chair of the Mathematical Sciences
Department, where she developed multiple new technology driven programs. As a mathematics
faculty member, she has published and presented internationally in the areas of mathematics
assessment and algebraic coding theory. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics
from St. Mary's College of Maryland. Dr. OShaughnessy received both a Masters of Science
in Communications Systems Theory and her PhD in Mathematics from the University of
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.
Alexander Marino, Director of Academic Operations, Atlantic City
Director of Academic Operations, Atlantic City
As the Director of Academic Operations for the Atlantic City campus, Alex provides
administrative, operational, and budgetary leadership in the development and sustainability
of the campus’ institutional assets. In addition, he assists in facilitating partnerships
and special initiatives with public/private agencies, as well as regional non-profit
organizations connecting staff, faculty, and students.
Alex earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from Stockton State College (now
Stockton University); his M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University
of Denver; and a post-graduate certificate in Higher Educational Leadership from Widener
University. During his professional tenure at Stockton, he completed a fellowship
with Lead New Jersey and served 12 years in elected public office. Deeply rooted in
the community, he currently serves as a member of several non-profit and civic boards.
Emily Echevarria, Personnel Assistant to the Provost
Personnel Assistant to the Provost
Emily Echevarria joined the Office of the Provost in July of 2021 as the Personnel
Assistant to the Provost. 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. Emily holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a
concentration in Finance from Stockton and a Master of Science in Management from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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 Office
of the Provost, Nikita worked in the School of Health Sciences.