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Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.
Class of 1978
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Jeffrey Senese, recently appointed vice president of academic affairs for Johnson & Wales UniversityÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Providence Campus (with 10,000 students and 300 faculty), serves as the chief academic officer of the campus providing leadership and direction to all aspects of academic programming. In this role he works collaboratively with the university provostÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s office, campus deans, chairs and faculty across all colleges, student academic services, student affairs and other key campus and university stakeholders.
Senese joined JWU after serving as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Philadelphia University. There he provided leadership to expand student enrollment, increased and further developed faculty, and identified and implemented ways to engage students and improve their educational experience. He also developed several graduate programs and added various research programs.
SeneseÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s additional academic experience includes the positions of vice president for academic affairs, Moutt Ida College in Newton Centre, Mass.; chief academic officer and director of academic affairs, The Pennsylvania State UniversityÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Wilkes-Barre Campus; associate dean, University of BaltimoreÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts; and assistant professor, Indiana UniversityÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in South Bend, Ind.
The extensive list of SeneseÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s academic achievements beyond his teaching roles include the publication of the book Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology,Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ numerous articles, book chapters and editorials. He has been highly involved in grant projects with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Defense, development, fundraising and community service. He has also presented an impressive list of papers (including international presentations in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, China), made appearances on various media outlets and served as a speaker for many educational and community conferences and events.
Senese received his Ph.D. from Michigan State UniversityÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s School of Criminal Justice. He also holds a masterÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s degree in criminology from Indiana State University and a bachelorÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s degree in administration of justice from The Pennsylvania State University.
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