Susan Davenport, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
For more than 30 years, Dr. Susan Davenport has devoted her career to the enrichment
of higher education and she currently serves as Interim Provost and Executive Vice
President. She is also Chief of Staff.
Dr. Davenport oversees the work of Stockton’s seven Schools and numerous offices,
centers, and institutes that support Stockton’s academic mission, as well as all aspects
of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Office of University Relations
and Marketing, in addition to managing the operations of the President's Office and
serving as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She maintains the University’s
policies and procedures and provides oversight to our internal audits. Moreover, she
leads the University's efforts in advancing strategic initiatives, aligning academic
affairs, enrollment management, university relations and development to implement
a comprehensive institutional advancement program within the mission of the University.
During her tenure at Stockton, Dr. Davenport held other key leadership positions,
serving as the Interim Provost, Stockton's chief academic officer. Two years prior
to this appointment, Dr. Davenport established and developed Stockton's Office of
E-Learning. She also served as liaison for the State of New Jersey to incorporate
aspects of AASCU's Global Challenges initiative into the curriculum.
Prior to joining Stockton, Dr. Davenport was the Associate Provost of Graduate Programs
and the Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State College,
where she led the development and implementation of undergraduate and graduate degree
programs, the recruitment and development of faculty, and the assessment of institutional,
and programmatic student learning outcomes. She has presented at national and regional
conferences on topics including fostering global awareness, assessment of student
learning, general education, and building leadership teams.
Dr. Davenport earned a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Nebraska
- Lincoln, a Master's of Science degree in Psychological Services from University
of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychobiology from Drew 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
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.
Kelly Oquist, Officer for Budget and Accounting
Officer for Budget and Accounting
Kelly Oquist serves as the Officer for Budget and Accounting 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.
Heather Watkins, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Heather joined the Office of the Provost in July 2018. As the Executive Assistant
to the Provost, she 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. As a long-standing member of the Stockton community
prior to working in the Office of the Provost, Heather previously served as the Assistant
to the Chief Academic Officer of the Atlantic City campus, in the School of Health
Sciences, and for the Southern Regional Institute & ETTC (Educational Technology Training
Joe Sramaty, Associate Director for Academic Administration
Associate Director for Academic Administration
Joe joined the Office of the Provost in July of 2017. As the Executive Assistant to
the Provost, 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.
Karen Lutgen, Budget Administrative Assistant
Budget Administrative Assistant
Karen Lutgen joined the Office of the Provost in 2018. In her position as the Finance
Assistant, Karen reports to the Director of Academic Finance and is responsible for
processing travel, banner and budget transactions for the Office of the Provost.
Karen also works closely with and provides support to the Academic Affairs budget
processors. Prior to working in the Provost Office, Karen worked in the Division
of Administration and Finance in Disbursement Services for six years.
Pamela Carty, Personnel Administrative Assistant
Personnel Administrative Assistant
Pamela joined the Office of the Provost in January of 2019 as the Personnel Administrative
Assistant. Pamela is responsible for tracking position control and supporting all
personnel processes (search committees, new hires, reappointment, etc.) for the Division
of Academic Affairs. She also assists with IDEA data and coordinates post tenure review.
Prior to working at Stockton University, Pamela worked at Cumberland County College
for 14 years in Human Resources and then as the Assistant to the President. Pamela
earned an Associate of Arts degree in Communications from Cumberland County College.