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Message From the Deans

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Welcome to the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University. For over a century, CSAM has built distinguished academic programs that encompass many STEM fields.

CSAM provides students with academically rigorous programs resulting in disciplinary and interdisciplinary baccalaureate, certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our success is based on a simple educational philosophy: outstanding and dedicated faculty, engaged students and a commitment to academic and research excellence. Under the direction of our world class faculty, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research. Discovery-based courses and numerous experiential learning opportunities result in an optimal environment for our students to succeed as our next generation of STEM leaders.

CSAM is committed to the ongoing formation of academic/industry collaborations and partnerships to provide long-term economic benefits of New Jersey and beyond. We are home to several institutes, centers, and laboratories dedicated to advancing STEM research and education. These include the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center, the Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Laboratory, the New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability StudiesProfessional Resources in Science and Mathematics and the Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences.

Lora Billings

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Dr. Brachfeld is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Science and Mathematics and Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies. Dr. Brachfeld oversees curriculum procedures including new course proposals and new degree programs, MOUs, articulation agreements, certificates, and new ventures. She is the dean’s office point person on research-related matters such as the Faculty Scholarship Program, grant proposal submission, graduate assistantships, and internal awards. Dr. Brachfeld oversees teaching and research facilities, major equipment acquisition, construction and renovations, and serves as the dean’s office liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Graduate School, and Grant Accounting. Dr. Brachfeld is particularly interested in student fellowships and research grants, and helping students and early career researchers find level-appropriate grants, and with professional development and career planning.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Stefanie Brachfeld

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Dr. Scott Kight assists the Dean with personnel matters like instructional service reports (ISR), adjunct faculty appointments and CSAM new faculty orientation. He is also the primary CSAM liaison for events like the Annual Student Research Symposium, PharmFest, and Major Discovery and Exploration Events. Scott works to promote CSAM Student Services, including Career Services, Academic Advising, Scholarships and the Health Careers Program. Scott also supports CSAM student organizations and serves as a liaison between CSAM and other student-serving campus offices like the Dean of Students, Residence Life and University College. Scott helps individual students resolve academic policy issues, and assists CSAM departments with the scheduling of courses and classrooms each semester.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Scott Kight