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NJIT Professor Passerini Named Interim Dean of NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College

NJIT has announced the appointment of Professor Katia Passerini to interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. The appointment will become effective on Aug. 1, 2013.

Passerini holds the Hurlburt Chair of Management Information Systems at the NJIT School of Management, and a joint appointment with the NJIT College of Computing Sciences in the information systems department. She teaches courses in MIS, knowledge management, project management and information technology strategy.

Passerini, a dedicated teacher and mentor, has been the recipient of several coveted NJIT awards including the NJIT Award for Excellence in Innovative Teaching and the Van Houten Alumni Teaching Excellence Award.  She was also designated by NJIT as a Master Teacher.

As a researcher, Passerini is enthusiastic about interdisciplinary involvement and discourse. Her research spans disciplines from education to management to information sciences; and various perspectives, micro and macro levels, organizations and countries. Passerini has served as a co-principal investigator for grants funded by the National Science Foundation, and jointly by the New Jersey Department of Labor and the Department of Education. She has published extensively in refereed journals and proceedings and she also serves on editorial boards of information science journals and conference committees.

Passerini holds degrees in political science (LUISS University, Italy), economics (University of Rome II- Tor Vergata, Italy), MBA and PhD degrees from The George Washington University, and a certificate in business project management from New York University.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.