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Self-Study Structure

The self-study will be led by an Executive Committee and Steering Committee which will oversee the work of eight working groups.


The Executive Committee consists of:

Jean Gallagher
VP for Strategic Initiatives and Accreditation Liaison Officer
Email: jgallagher2@pace.edu

Lisa Bardill-Moscaritolo
Dean for Students, Pleasantville Campus
Email: lbardillmoscaritolo@pace.edu

Hillary Knepper, PhD
Associate Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Email: hknepper@pace.edu

Iuliana Ismailescu, PhD
Associate Professor, Lubin School of Business
Email: iismailescu@pace.edu

The Steering Committee will include chairs of each working group as well as support personnel.

Yulexi Arango
University Registrar (Compliance)

Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Ph.D.
Associate VP and Dean for Students, Pleasantville

Vincent F. Birkenmeyer
Assistant Director Residential Life, Student Affairs, Pleasantville

Rachel Carpenter
Assistant Dean, Assessment and Planning/Director, Student Development and Campus Activities, Pleasantville (Standard I)

Cara Cea
Director, Media Relations (Standard II)

Nancy DeRiggi
Assistant Vice President, Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research

Angelica Ferreira
Associate Vice President, Office of Budget and Planning (Standard VI)

Jean Gallagher
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Edward Goralski
Assessment Coordinator, Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research

Nira Herrmann, Ph.D.
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Iuliana Ismailescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Lubin School of Business

Hillary Knepper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Jennipher Lombardo
Director of Assessment and Planning, College of Health Professions (Standard V)

Vanya Quinones, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jim Stenerson, Ph.D
Executive Director, Faculty Center for Professional Development

Daniel Strahs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences (Standard VII)

Andrew Wier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences (Standard III)


Working Groups

STANDARD I: Mission and Goals
The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.
Working Group I Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean for Students, Pleasantville
  • Chair: Rachel Carpenter, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Planning for Student Affairs, PLV
  • Luke Cantarella, MFA, Associate Professor of Design, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC
  • William Colona, Director, Government and Community Relations
  • Darren Hayes, Assistamt Professor of Information Technology, Seidenberg School of CSIS, NY
  • Heidi Norden, Graduate Student Representstive, Lubin School of Business, NYC
  • Adelia Williams-Lubitz, Professor of Modern Languages, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PLV

STANDARD II: Ethics and Integrity
Ethics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions. In all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully.
Working Group II Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean for Students, PLV
  • Chair: Cara Cea, Director, Media Relations
  • Roberta Cable, Ph.D., Professor, Accounting, Lubin School of Business, PLV
  • Andriy Danylenko, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC
  • Alan Eisner, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Department of Management and Management Science, Lubin School of Business, PLV
  • Debbie Levesque, Assistant Dean for Community Standards and Compliance
  • Kim Porter, Director of Operations, Outcomes & Assessment, Career Services

STANDARD III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience
An institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence of all program, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. All learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations.
Working Group III Membership:

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Iuliana Ismailescu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance, Lubing School of Business, NYC
  • Chair: Andrew Wier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PLV
  • Demosthenes Athanasopoulos, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC
  • Matthew Brown, Academic Advisor, Seidenberg School of CSIS, NYC
  • Francine Falk-Ross, Ph.D, Professor, School of Education, PLV
  • Alexis Cusumano, Student, English Language and Literature, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC
  • Susan Feather-Gannon, Ph.D., Professor, Information Technology, Seidenberg School of CSIS, PLV
  • Beth E. Gordon, Ph.D., Assistant Chair, Assistant Vice President, Academic and Administrative Services, PLV
  • Shannon Marie Haick, Associate Director, Advising Center for Exploring Majors, Center for Academic Excellence, NYC
  • Thomas McDonnell, J.D., Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law

STANDARD IV: Support of the Student Experience
Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.
Working Group IV Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Iuliana Ismailescu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, Lubin School of Business, NYC
  • Chair: Vincent F. Birkenmeyer, MPA, Assistant Director Residential Life, Student Affairs, PLV
  • Associate Chair: Kathy Winsted, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, Center for Student Enterprise, Lubin School of Business, PLV
  • Bairj Donabedian, PhD., Associate Professor of Accounting, Lubin School of Business, NYC
  • Precious Hose, Student, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PLV
  • Barry Morris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC
  • Michael Rosenfeld, MPhil, Director, Center for Academic Excellence, NYC

STANDARD V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment
Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution's students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution's mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.
Working Group V Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Jean Gallagher, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
  • Chair: Jennipher Lombardo, Director of Assessment and Planning, College of Health Professions
  • Tonya Chacon, Psy.D., Clinical Assistant Professorm School of Education NYC
  • Burcin Col, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Lubin School of Business, NYC
  • Nancy DeRiggi, Assistant Vice President, Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research
  • Brian Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning, Coordinator of Pace Path, and Professor, School of Education, NYC
  • Edward Goralski, Assessment Coordinator, Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research
  • Martha Greenberg, Ph.D., Professor College of Health Professions, PLV
  • Mariajosé Romero, Ph.D., Director of Assessment and Planning, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Ryan, Professor of Criminal Justice and Security, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC

STANDARD VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement
The institution’s planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.
Working Group VI Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Jean Gallagher, VP for Strategic Initiatives
  • Chair: Angelica Ferreira, Assistant Vice President Budget and Planning
  • John Byrne, Ph.D., Professor Management and Management Science, Lubin School of Business, NYC
  • Philip Cohen, JD, Associate Professor Legal Studies and Taxation, Lubin School of Business, PLV
  • Irina Kats, Budget Director, Student Affairs Dean for Student, PLV
  • Ashley Kelly, Budget Analyst
  • Cathy Pagano, Assistant Vice President of Academic Finance, Office of the Provost
  • Nikita Ptchelka, Assistant Budget Analyst

STANDARD VII: Governance, Leadership and Administration
The institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. Even when supported by or affiliated with governmental, corporate, religious, educational system, or other unaccredited organizations, the institution has education as its primary purpose, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.
Working Group VIII Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Hillary Knepper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Chair: Daniel Strahs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, NYC, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Patricia M. Boustany, Administrative Director, Office of the Provost
  • Stephen Brodsky, University Counsel
  • Margaret Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Security, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, PLV
  • Tammy Frary, Assistant Director, Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources
  • Jill Gross, Professor of Law, Elizabeth Haub Law School
  • Cindy Heilberger, Chief of Staff, Corporate Secretary, Liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Nancy Reagin, Ph.D., History, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, NYC

Working Group VIII: Compliance
Collects information to demonstrate Pace Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations. Pace will provide documentation of policies and procedures that are (1) in writing, (2) approved and administered through applicable institutional processes, and (3) published and accessible to those affected.
Working Group VIII Membership

  • Executive Committee Liaison: Hillary Knepper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
  • Chair: Yulexi Arango, University Registrar
  • Joseph Capparelli, Vice President, Controller and Chief Compliance Officer, Finance and Administration
  • Maria Dressler, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
  • Leila Franchi, Assistant Vice President, University Relations
  • Richard Myers, Executive Director of Risk and Compliance, Finance and Administration
  • Amanda Peterson, Compliance Manager, Office of Financial Aid