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Dr. Karen R. Stubaus is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglass College, Dr. Stubaus received her Ph.D. in seventeenth-century American history from Rutgers. Responsible for a broad array of academic and strategic matters across the university’s three geographical locations in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, Dr. Stubaus has been a leader in increasing the diversity of the faculty and in promoting women’s leadership at all levels of the institution. She is responsible for faculty and academic labor relations and provides the interface between Academic Affairs and General Counsel’s Office on all faculty matters. She is also centrally involved in the development and implementation of the first New Brunswick Campus Strategic Plan in over two decades, and in the full academic and policy integration of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences into the broader Rutgers community.
Dr. Stubaus teaches whenever she is able in the School of Arts and Sciences Department of American Studies. Her favorite course is Death and Dying in American History, which her students note “is not nearly as grim as expected.”