Montclair State is excited to welcome Dr. Nelly Lejter Morales as the new Associate Dean of The Graduate School. Dr. Lejter Morales comes to us from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire and brings extensive experience in new graduate program development, graduate curriculum and assessment, and institutional accreditation. Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Lejter Morales received her PhD in Sociology from Brown University. At New England College, she has served as Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of Accreditation, Assessment, and Academic Effectiveness. In her new role, Dr. Lejter Morales will support the Dean and The Graduate School in managing diverse areas, working closely with academic Deans and faculty in curriculum development and the promotion of faculty and student research accomplishments at Montclair State.