Joel Bloom, EdD, President

Dr. Joel BloomDr. Bloom was a teacher and a school administrator in New York City Public Schools.  He was a director of research and instructor at Teacher's College, Columbia University.  He has managed state and federally funded curriculum development and training centers, the Educational Improvement Center --Northeast and directed the Regional Curriculum Service Unit, RCSU --North.  From 1984 through 1990, Dr. Bloom served as assistant commissioner in the New Jersey Department of Education for the Division of General Academic Education.  He was responsible for managing many of the education department's initiatives (competency testing, curriculum content standards, pre-school programs, establishment of 17 model effective schools), over 300 grants and contracts, and a $24 million budget.

Since joining NJIT in July 1990, Dr. Bloom has been promoted to vice president for academic and student services.  He is responsible for eight divisions of the university, including pre-college programs, enrollment management, continuing professional education, career development services, dean of students services, freshman studies, educational opportunity programs, physical education and athletics.

In 1998, Dr. Bloom was appointed as the first dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College in addition to his vice president responsibilities.  The Honors College currently enrolls over 500 students who come from 15 states and several foreign countries. The combined average SAT score is over 1300 and the majority of the freshman class are typically in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.  The Honors College students maintain a grade point average higher than 3.5.

Dr. Bloom is presently chair of the Greater Newark Consortium Board for Pre-College Education, and vice chair of the State Board for Communities and Schools.  Dr. Bloom serves as a member of:  the Board of the National Technical University, State College Bound Advisory Board, Board of the Philadelphia Alliance for Minority Participation, and the Board of the New Jersey Association of Partners in Education.  Dr. Bloom has been the recipient of national and state education awards, as well as federal, foundation and corporate grant awards.  He has published journal articles and presented papers on school improvement, curriculum development, college transition and student assessment.

Dr. Bloom holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Teacher's College, Columbia University.  He also earned master's and bachelor's degrees from Hunter College of the City University, New York City.