MEMORANDUM

To:       The University Community

From:   Donald H. Sebastian, Provost (Interim) & Sr. Vice President for R&D

Date:    Monday, May 18, 2009

RE:      Associate Provost Appointment


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Stephen J. Tricamo to the position of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.  The appointment is effective at the end of the Spring 2009 semester.  Among his duties, Professor Tricamo will be spearheading important new initiatives in curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Dr. Stephen J. Tricamo has been a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering since he joined NJIT in 1995.  He has served as Associate Dean of Engineering and subsequently served as Interim Dean of Engineering until the end of the 1998 academic year.  His professional expertise is in mechanism design and integrated product and process design. He also has a long-standing interest in engineering education.

While serving in his administrative posts, Professor Tricamo led the NJIT component of three major research efforts totaling $8M in funding. Two of these were NSF sponsored programs dealing with innovative reforms in engineering education. The third, a project awarded to a coalition between the US Army, General Motors, Raytheon, ISI and NJIT, applied a multi-media based instructional approach to the maintenance and repair of military vehicles. In 2000 Dr. Tricamo co-founded the National Collaborative Task  Force on Engineering Graduate Education Reform currently composed of approximately 15 university and 10 industrial members.

Prior to joining NJIT, Dr. Tricamo was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology where he joined the faculty in 1980.  While at Stevens, he served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and with me, he was a co-founder and co-director of the Design and Manufacturing Institute.  During his tenure at Stevens, he attracted more than $25M in funding.

Dr. Tricamo has authored forty technical publications, is a member of two engineering honor societies and five professional societies, holds a patent dealing with the dynamic balancing of mechanisms, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Jersey.

Steve is a long-time colleague and it is a pleasure to be able to work closely with him again.  I ask you all to join me in welcoming Steve to his new duties.