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Welcome from the Dean

Interim Inaugural Dean Vincent Alfonso

All are welcome! This belief is at the core of our values and actions within the newly established College for Education and Engaged Learning (CEEL). We are here to accompany you on your educational journey and help you achieve both academic and personal success. CEEL’s devoted faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to providing a high-quality educational experience that not only sets you apart from students at other institutions but also guides you toward a fulfilling professional future. This commitment is supported by our unwavering ethical and professional standards, which we uphold in a world that’s constantly evolving on both national and global scales.
Discover a multitude of educational opportunities through our programs, centers, scholarships, and partnerships, both within and external to Montclair State University. For an overview of everything CEEL offers, visit our website at Feel free to reach out to us for assistance in planning or continuing your educational journey. It is our honor to serve you, and we look forward to your presence on campus or online throughout the academic year.

If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to say hello, feel free to stop by our Dean’s office in Suite 3132 of University Hall. Our doors are open from 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. We wish you all the best and hope you have a rewarding, inspiring, and fulfilling journey at CEEL!


Vincent C. Alfonso, Ph.D.
Inaugural Interim Dean, College for Education and Engaged Learning