Faculty Committees   

for Academic Year 2021-2022

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Cornwell, John Kip (Chair)
Bernstein, Gaia
McDowell, Andrea
Moore, Kate
Pukl-Werbel, Jamie
Foerst, Cara (ex-officio)
Wuest, Michael (student)

APPOINTMENTS

Lewis, Maggie (Chair)
Jenny-Brooke Condon
Jacobi, John
MehChu, Ndjuoh
Abrazado, Carmen (student)
Hartnett, Edward (consultant)

Bar/Pass Rate Committee

Cornwell, John Kip (Co-Chair)
Foerst, Cara (Co-Chair)
Foy, Karla
Smith, Christy
St. Romain, Claudette

BUDGET

Lubben, Stephen (Chair)
Elberg, Jacob
Gras, Sara
Kaye, Tracy
Moore, Kate
Opderbeck, David
Payne, Heather
Pugliese-Saville, Estafania (student)
Cozzens, Chris (student)
Glynn, Timothy (ex-officio)
Oliva, Jenn (ex-officio)
De Almeida, Terry (ex-officio)
Smith, Courtney (ex-officio)

BY-LAWS

Nessel, Lori (Chair)
Beylin, Ilya
Coleman, Carl
Coenen, Michael (Jan)
Moore, Kate

CONTRACT RENEWAL

Coleman, Carl (Chair)
Carmella, Angela
Coenen, Michael (Jan.)
Franzese, Paula
Healy, Thomas

CURRICULUM

Hartnett, Ed (Co-Chair)
Borgen, Lori
McDowell, Andrea
Perez-Vellios, Melanie
Pukl-Werbel, Jamie
Winchester, Richard
Jafiq, Faatimah (student)
Handley, Matt (student)
Foerst, Cara (ex-officio)

Dean’s Equity and Inclusion Committee

Boozang, Kathleen (Co-Chair)
Antwi, Allison (Co-Chair)
Brown, Emily
Borgen, Lori
Gengaro, Fr. Nicholas
Kelly, Kevin
Klein, Sara
Jacobi, John
Little, Shamsiddin “Pop”
Maldonado, Solangel
Powers, Melissa
Pukl- Werbel, Jamie
Perez-Vellios, Melanie
Foerst, Cara (ex-officio)
Assistant Dean of Career Services (ex-officio)
De Almeida, Terry (ex-officio)
Cascarano, Andrea (ex-officio)

Dean’s Legal Practice and Technology Working Group

Foerst, Cara (Chair)
Borgen, Lori
Borthwick, Brendan (Dir Law Practice and Ed Tech)
Gras, Sara
Perez-Vellios, Melanie
Persson, Brittany
Pirone, Jackie
Pukl-Werbel, Jamie

FACULTY LIFE

Franzese, Paula (Chair)
McDowell, Andrea
Winchester, Richard
Oliva, Jenn (ex-officio)

GRADUATION

McDowell, Andrea (Chair)
Gengaro, Nicholas
Lubrano, Carmelo
Moran, Stephen (student)
Tubman, Shawn (student)
Morrison, Amber (student)
Cascarano, Andrea (ex-officio)

GRIEVANCE

McLaughlin, Denis (Chair)
Cornwell, Kip
Franzese, Paula
Lubben, Stephen
Nessel, Lori
Opderbeck, David
Winchester, Richard
Urena, Suleica (student)

HONOR COUNCIL

Bernstein, Gaia (Chair)
Kelly, Kevin
Klein, Sara
McDowell, Andrea
Miles, Jessica

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

Payne, Heather (Chair)
Carmella, Angela
Klein, Sara
Ragone, Tara

JOURNALS

Payne, Heather
Beylin, Ilya

LEO Admissions

Condon, Jenny-Brooke (Chair)
Antwi, Allison
St. Romain, Claudette
Calier, Hyisheem (student)
Hammad, Wasfieh (student)
Foerst, Cara (ex-officio)
Admissions Director (or designee) (ex-officio)

LEO ADVISORY BOARD

Carmella, Angela (Chair)
Condon, Jenny-Brooke (Chair)
Maldonado, Solangel
Miles, Jessica
Pirone, Jackie
Romberg, Jonathan
Jafiq, Faatimah (student)
Portugal, Randolph (student)
Rodriguez, Jasmin (student)
Foerst, Cara (ex-officio)
Powers, Mel (ex-officio)
Antwi, Allison (ex-officio)

Nimble Pedagogy

Carl Coleman (Chair)
Borthwick, Brendan (Dir Law Practice and Ed Tech)
Pereira, Paula
Pukl-Werbel, Jamie
Quaglia, Kathy
Romberg, Jon

RANK & TENURE

Healy, Thomas (Chair)
Bernstein, Gaia
Carmella, Angela
McLaughlin, Denis
Nessel, Lori

Other Assignments

Strategic Plan Co-Chairs – Lubben, Stephen; Murray, Brian
Judicial Externships – Kelly, Kevin
Students of Concern - Foerst, Cara; New Hire, Gengaro, Nicholas; Antwi, Allison
Newark Regional Business Partnership – Alves-Ferreira, Rosa
Board of Visitors – McLaughlin, Denis
NJ Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence – McLaughlin, Denis
NJ Civil Practice Committee – Hartnett, Edward
Blog Admin. – Winchester, Richard
AALS Representative – Kaye, Tracy (Backup is Winchester, Richard)
NJ Commission on Professionalism - Franzese, Paula
Gressman – Pirone, Jackie; Murray, Brian
PILF - Borgen, Lori; Miles, Jessica
NJ Law Revision Commission - Cornwell, John Kip
Center for Faculty Development – Franzese, Paula
Senate Reps – Healy Thomas; Condon, Jenny-Brooke