G.Jan Colijn, Dean of the School of General Studies
Jan Colijn (Kandidaat, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Ph.D. Temple University) has served as the General Studies dean since 1988. Earlier he chaired the college’s Social and Behavioral Sciences division (1982-1985). He was a visiting fellow in the departments of politics and international relations at the University of Warwick in 1986-1987, the second time he lived in England, where he had run a hotel in 1968.
Jan has been at the college since 1974 when he joined the political science faculty for what was envisioned to be a one-year appointment. While on the faculty, he taught international relations, foreign policy, comparative politics, and a variety of General Studies courses. His scholarly interest and publications during the past fifteen years have focused on genocide, a central area within the college’s liberal arts curriculum. He serves on boards of a variety of professional organizations.
Born in the Netherlands, he counts marathon speedskating and soccer among his avocations. He and his wife Sarah, a College alumna, live in Port Republic and their daughter lives in Pennsylvania where she attends graduate school.
Contact Pat at X4542, in the General Studies office at J102, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Dale Howell and I have worked at Stockton for about 20 years. I have worked in the Tutoring Center as a secretary for about 3 years. My main jobs are typing, ordering of supplies, and most importantly, taking care of timesheets to make sure everyone gets a paycheck.
I have two sons, Christopher and Dylan, and two dogs and three cats.
Claire Lopatto has served as Assistant Dean of General Studies since 1997. Ms. Lopatto has an M.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire where she worked as an Academic Advisor. Her current duties include course scheduling for the GENS faculty, coordinating the Liberal Studies Program, and facilitating Freshman Orientation for undecided students.
My background is a bit diverse academically and culturally. I was born in Ecuador where I spent most of my childhood. A Stockton alumnus, I graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1995. I then went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I received an M.S. in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering.
Contact Luis at X4897, visit his office at J105c, or email him at Luis.Pena@stockton.edu
I started working at Stockton in Feb. 2010. I am extremely delighted to be a part of the Tutoring Center and GENS team.
Before joining Stockton, I worked as a Supervisor for a Slot Manufacturing Company for 10 years and another 7 years in the casino industry where I was licensed in Blackjack, Roulette, Pai Gai Poker, Let It Ride and Craps.
I currently reside in Mystic Island with my husband and dog. I am a step-mom to (2) adult children, one is age 28, the other 23. I am also a proud grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters.
Outside of working at Stockton, I enjoy NASCAR, fishing, baking, bicycle riding, basking in the sun and the company of good friends.
I have just begun my journey at Stockton and am looking forward to a great road ahead!
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