Michelle Craig McDonald is the Chief Officer for Academic Programming, Atlantic City and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Stockton University. In this capacity, she coordinates Stockton’s off-campus instructional sites, including the university's new Atlantic City Academic Center, to ensure their smooth integration with main campus. In addition, she oversees the Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of Continuing Studies, Center for Community Engagement, and Office of Global Engagement, and is the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer to Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other national, regional, state and local agencies in higher education.
Dr. McDonald is also Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and Humanities, and her research and scholarship 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 a number of administrative capacities, as History Program Coordinator (2012-14), Vice President of the Faculty Senate (2013-15), Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Status (2012-14), co-chair of the Pan-College Task Force on University Status (2014), Faculty Administrative Fellow in the Office of the Provost (2013), and Assistant Provost (2015-17).
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 University.