JUNE 15, 1999
NEW LEADERSHIP FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AT NJIT
NEWARK - JUNE 15, 1999 -
New Jersey Institute of Technology has recently named Dr. Martha Zola of South Jamesport, New York, to the position of Executive Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
Zola, who earned her Ph.D in Educational Research at Hofstra University, comes to NJIT from the New York Institute of Technology, where she served as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and Assistant to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. She graduated from New York University in 1964 and earned her Master's Degree in Liberal Studies at State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1972.
As Director of Institutional Research at NYIT, Zola led a successful Middle States accreditation review; conducted special projects in grant development, fundraising and strategic planning; produced a draft of the university's strategic plan; served as chair of the Outcomes Assessment Committee of the Academic Senate; initiated a seven-year program review cycle for all academic, financial and student affairs programs; conducted marketing studies and ongoing studies of learning outcomes in teaching; produced all accountability reports to state and federal agencies, and developed responses to public surveys and polls.
Zola has formerly served as Associate Hospital Administrator in Administrative Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she conducted major market research and strategic planning in addition to routine administrative research. She also worked as Deputy Director for Evaluation, Center for Productive Management and Adjunct Assoc. Prof. of Research Methods at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. She has taught Education, Statistics and Art at Kingsborough Community College, New York University, and Suffolk Community College; she has served as and Institutional Research Associate at New College, Hofstra University; and as art teacher in the Union City Public School System.
NJIT is a public research university enrolling nearly 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 76 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science.
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine ranked NJIT the "most wired" campus in the nation for two consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report's 1999 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT among the nation's top universities, and Money magazine's most recent issue of Best College Buys rated NJIT as the sixth best value among U.S. science and technology schools and among the top 100 overall.