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EVPAA Staffing Updates

August 11, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to announce several organizational changes in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).

Dr. Ann Gould is returning to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences as Dean of Academic Programs. Ann has been a valuable member of the EVPAA team for the past three years as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. During that time, Ann has served as the institution's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has led important initiatives for University Academic Affairs, including the Microcredentials Steering Committee, NJ Presidents Council Transfer Advisory Committee, Rutgers University Assessment Councils, Rutgers–New Brunswick Discovery Advantage committees, and several leadership searches, to name but a few. Ann spearheaded the review of our agreements across our academic units with other institutions of higher education, both domestic and international. Her focus on university policy development enabled the ongoing evolution of numerous policies to keep pace with changes across the university, and the creation of new policies helped to keep Rutgers at the forefront of the ever-changing face of higher education. 

Dr. Michele Moser Deegan will join the EVPAA on August 28 as Associate Vice President for Academic Assessment & Accreditation. Michele will serve as the ALO and will be responsible for academic policy development and revision; continuous improvement efforts; and academic agreements/MOUs. 

Michele has most recently served Muhlenberg College as Dean of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness. She also served as Muhlenberg’s Dean of Academic Life, Coordinator of Academic Assessment, and Political Science Department Chair. As an advocate for community-engaged research, Michele was the Founding Director of the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium (LVRC), a collaborative Lehigh Valley-focused research center of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges. Through her work with the LVRC, Michele completed research on such topics as the region’s public school systems, nonprofit organizations, community health, and sustainable economic development. She also advised a number of government and nonprofit organizations regarding program outcomes and performance. Over the course of her professional experience, she has taught courses in American government, public policy, public budgeting and finance, as well as policy analysis and research methods for the social sciences. Her research interests include state and local government policy making, with an emphasis on regionalism and policy implementation. In addition to her professorship at Muhlenberg College, she has held faculty positions at New York University, Lehigh University, and The George Washington University. Dr. Moser Deegan earned her Ph.D. from New York University.

Dr. Karen Stubaus will be retiring from Rutgers University in December 2023 after 40 years of service to the University in multiple roles. Karen has worked as Vice President for Academic Affairs in the EVPAA and as Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Vice President for Academic Affairs in Rutgers–New Brunswick. While it would be impossible to enumerate all of the work completed by Karen in her long career, we would like to highlight a few of her accomplishments. Over the course of her Rutgers journey, she played an integral role in faculty affairs, academic labor relations, and faculty diversity efforts. She was instrumental in the creation of the first Rutgers Office of Faculty Diversity Initiatives under President McCormick and was the first representative (with Brent Ruben) to the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Throughout her career, Karen has been an advocate and champion in the area of Title IX and sexual harassment prevention.  She was the first Rutgers representative to join the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, assumed a leadership role on one of four Action Collaborative Working Groups, and has been a frequent speaker at Action Collaborative annual meetings. She also has championed for and provided institutional support to the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in The Sciences (ODASIS) and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).

Following the conclusion of her career at Rutgers, Karen will be expanding upon her work with the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College. Karen currently serves as an Affiliated Researcher at the Center as well as Co-Editor of the Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy.

The Office of the EVPAA remains deeply committed to serving our students and colleagues through our work with the EOF and Veteran’s programs. Going forward, we will be working with Karen and our colleagues in the Chancellor-led units on the plan for the units overseen by her to ensure a smooth transition.

Please join me in thanking Ann and Karen for their service and in welcoming Michele to the team!


Prabhas V. Moghe, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Distinguished Professor