Meet the Team

Vanessa Ortiz-Tepedino

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  • Role: Academic Advisor
  • Title: Assistant Dean
  • Email Address: vortiz@sas.rutgers.edu
  • Phone: (848) 932-8888 or (848) 445-8888
  • Current Location: Milledoler Hall Room 103
  • Campus Location: College Avenue
  • Education: M.A. (Criminal Justice), City University of New York (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) B.S. (Administration of Justice), Rutgers University (Rutgers College)

Gary Panetta

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  • Role: Academic Advisor
  • Title: Assistant Dean
  • Email Address: gpanetta@sas.rutgers.edu
  • Phone: (848) 932-8888 or (848) 445-8888
  • Current Location: Lucy Stone Hall Room A-216
  • Campus Location: Livingston
  • Education: M.S.W. (Social Work), Rutgers University B.A. (Psychology), Rutgers University (Rutgers College)

Rebecca Shaffer

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  • Role: Academic Advisor
  • Title: Assistant Dean
  • Email Address: rebecca.shaffer@rutgers.edu
  • Phone: (848) 932-8888 or (848) 445-8888
  • Current Location: Milledoler Hall Room 103
  • Campus Location: College Avenue
  • Education: M.A. (Art History and Museum Studies), Tufts University, B.A. (History of Art), Cornell University

Garth Patterson

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  • Role: Academic Advisor
  • Title: Assistant Dean
  • Email Address: gpatterson@sas.rutgers.edu
  • Phone: (848) 932-8888 or (848) 445-8888
  • Current Location: Ruth Adams Building Room 103
  • Campus Location: Douglass
  • Education: Ph.D. (Biology), University of Oregon B.A. (Biology), Northwestern University

Mary Kate Schiff

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  • Role: Academic Advisor
  • Title: Assistant Dean
  • Email Address: marykate.schiff@rutgers.edu
  • Phone: (848) 932-8888 or (848) 445-8888
  • Current Location: Milledoler Hall Room 103
  • Campus Location: College Avenue
  • Education: M.A. (Organizational Leadership *concentration in Higher Education), Rider University B.A. (Elementary Education), Neumann University