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Administration and Staff

Leadership Team

Danielle Insalaco-Egan
Acting Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
and Dean of University College

Danielle Insalaco-Egan, PhD, serves as the Acting Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College at Montclair State. She previously served as Assistant Provost for University Advising and Career Services (formerly Assistant Provost for Student Success), as well as the inaugural Associate Dean for University College. Prior to joining Montclair State, Dr. Insalaco-Egan served as Assistant Dean for Student Support at Guttman Community College, where she developed innovations and secured over $2.3 million in funding to expand student success initiatives.

She holds a PhD in English and American Literature from New York University, where she also started her career in higher education administration. She has focused on advising structures, technology-mediated advising and high impact practices for 25 years.

Daphne Galkin
Associate Dean, University College

Daphne Galkin, EdD, serves as Associate Dean of University College at Montclair State. She most recently served as Dean of Academic Services at The College of Westchester, where she served in various administrative roles that supported student success and enhanced the student experience for more than 12 years.

She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College.

As Associate Dean of University College, Dr. Galkin leads College-wide initiatives that support pre-major student success, including goal-oriented academic advising, intentional educational planning, and innovative programs.


Alker-Kelly Antoine
Technology Manager

Lee Behlman, PhD
Associate Professor, English
and Director of University Honors Program

Matthew Calvert
Director of Academic Policy

April J. Catching
Director of Advising, High Impact Practices
and the First-Year Experience

Temeshia Lemons
Director of Advising, University College

Adam Mayer
Director, University College Career and Academic Programming

Jane Sanchez Swain
Assistant Director for Degree Completion Programs

Chantelle K. Wright
Executive Director for Experiential Education and Career Connections


Experiential Education and Career Connections

Jesica HauserProgram Associate, University Career
Armine KhudinyanCoordinator of Cooperative Education and

University College

Administrative Team

Ashley BarlowProgram Associate, University
Bobby SerraniMarketing and Communications

Academic Advising

Maureen BrancaAcademic Success
Johayra Granados-RoldanAcademic Advisor, University
Hope LennonAcademic Advisor, University
Lindsey HreskoAcademic Advisor, University
Ivan LopezAcademic
Robert SchneiderAcademic

Academic Programming

Natalie LopezAcademic Program
Tabitha RileyAcademic Program

Technology Services

Sumanth Varma DanduJr. Technology Support and Data

University Advising

Shapree BarlowUniversity Success
Kenna ReaganSuccess