Gary Roth Appointed Dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University, Newark

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(Newark, NJ) – Dr. Steven J. Diner,  chancellor of Rutgers University, Newark, has announced the appointment of Dr. Gary Roth as dean of the Graduate School-Newark.  The appointment is effective immediately.  Roth will continue to also serve Rutgers University in Newark as vice chancellor for academic programs. 

“Gary Roth is uniquely qualified to lead the Graduate School,” noted Chancellor Diner.  “He has dedicated many years to  building strong graduate programs at Rutgers-Newark. I am confident his leadership will result in increased enrollments and will foster great innovation in the development of new programs.”

As dean, Dr. Roth will oversee masters and doctoral programs over a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.  Founded in 1973, the school has grown to an enrollment of more than 1300 students.  It offers masters programs in the fields of American Studies, Global Affairs, Applied Physics, Biology, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Nursing, Public Health, Economics, History, Jazz History and Research,  Political Science, English, and Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Doctoral programs are offered in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, applied physics, environmental science, nursing, American studies, global affairs, integrative neuroscience, psychology, public administration, management, mathematical sciences, and urban systems.

An accomplished sociologist and experienced administrator, Gary Roth began his Rutgers career in 1989.  The South Orange, NJ resident received his doctoral degree in sociology (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, where he worked in the areas of social history and political theory. He holds masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

Roth co-authored Men’s Feminism: August Bebel and the German Socialist Movement (Humanity Books, 2000) and is currently working on a new book project. In addition to his administrative duties, he has taught sociology courses at Rutgers.

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