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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.

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.