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Fadi Deek Appointed Dean of CSLA

Fadi Deek, PhD, of Bridgewater Township, has been appointed dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).    Deek had served as acting dean of CSLA since December of 2003. Deek formerly was assistant dean of the College of Computing Sciences and also director of the NJIT Information Technology Program. He is a professor of information systems with a joint appointment in mathematical sciences.

“I wish Dr. Deek well with his new responsibilities,” said Urs Gauchat, acting provost and dean of the New Jersey School of Architecture. “We expect that Fadi will fulfill high expectations in his critical new role. As the dean, Fadi has the opportunity to help shape the university’s future and to create a wonderful and stimulating learning environment at CSLA.”

Deek knows the university well having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as his doctorate from NJIT.  Deek has also served in academic and administrative positions at the university during his 19 years of professional affiliation.

Deek, an expert in an expert in computer science education, has published more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings and is co-author of two books, Computer-Supported Collaboration with Application to Software Development published by Kluwer Academic Publishers and Strategic Software Engineering – An Interdisciplinary Approach published by Taylor and Francis Group.

NJIT has awarded Deek many teaching awards including the 2002 Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence; NJIT Master Teacher (2001); Overseers Public and Institute Service Award (1997).

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.