All members of the SAS Honors Program are assigned an advisor from the SAS Honors Program staff.  Honors Program advisors are students' primary point of contact for discussions about course selection, major selection, graduate and professional school applications, major scholarship applications, internships, co-curricular opportunities, and much more.  We encourage you to visit any one of our six locations on each of the four campuses.

College Avenue (Main Office) 
College Avenue (Milledoler Hall)
Busch Campus
Douglass Campus
Livingston Campus
Livingston Campus (Rutgers Business School)

SASHP Advising Offices

College Avenue Campus (Main Office)
35 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848-932-7964

Dean Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, PhD
Dean
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Jennifer Jones is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.  She began teaching at Rutgers in 1991 after studying at Grinnell College as an undergraduate and pursuing her Ph.D. in European history at Princeton. She regularly teaches Development of Europe I and II, which over the course of a year permits her to travel from the Parthenon of Athens in the 5th century BCE to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  She specializes in 18th-century France and women’s history and teaches courses on both topics.  She teaches seminars on the history of fashion, the history of girls, and the history of the French Revolution, among other topics.  Her first book is Sexing la Mode: Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France.  She is currently writing a book on Thérèse Levasseur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress, and is researching children’s experience during the French Revolution. Future plans include a foray into Irish history with a study of Archibald Hamilton Rowan (1751-1834), a late eighteenth-century Irish revolutionary and founding member of the Society of United Irishmen.

Director Musu Davis

Adrianne Musu Davis, PhD
Administrative Director
848-932-7534
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Dean Davis is the Administrative Director of the SAS Honors Program.  She is originally a New Yorker, growing up in Buffalo - commonly known as the home of the Buffalo Wing and for its overabundance of snow.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she was a high-achieving student-athlete, and her master’s in higher postsecondary education from Syracuse University.  During her time as a higher education professional, she has worked with campus programming, student organizations, student conduct, LGBT resources, orientation programs, and academic advising. Prior to joining SASHP, she spent six years supporting academically talented undergraduates at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she also earned her doctorate in urban education. Her research focuses on the experiences of academically talented Black women in college inside and outside the classroom at urban historically white institutions.  Musu now has roots in New Jersey and enjoys live jazz, performance poetry, theater, running occasionally, and all kinds of food.  She looks forward to helping students find their space within the wonderful Rutgers community!

Dean Julio NazarioJulio Nazario, MFA
Assistant Dean
848-932-2277
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Dean Nazario coordinates Honors Colloquia, outreach, co-curricular programs and assessment for the SAS Honors Program.  He also has a strong interest in philosophy and has read widely in the field and earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Queens College (CUNY). He is an affiliated faculty member in the Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Department where he teaches Caribbean Cinema.  He is famous on campus for being the only dean with the distinction of having an MFA in the Visual Arts (from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers).  He is a practicing artist and exhibit prints and photography all over the country.  He also served in Vietnam, and says that art can be an enlightening experience, because it makes us really look at the world, and teaches us something important about being human.

Professor Paul Blaney

Paul Blaney
Writer in Residence/ Assistant Professor
848-932-6465
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Professor Paul Blaney wears a variety of hats. His main vocation is as a fiction writer but he also works as a freelance journalist, a teacher, editor, and publisher.  Born and raised in London, he has lived and worked in Lisbon, Hong Kong, and Eugene, Oregon, and now lives in Easton, PA. Recent publications include Handover, a novella set in Hong Kong, and The Anchoress, another novella whose main protagonist locks herself in her walk-in closet and won't come out. In 2015 Paul's first novel, Mister Spoonface, was published. The book explores what it means to be a father in an era of artificial reproduction. As well as teaching in New Brunswick, in both SAS Honors and the English Department, Paul has developed courses that include study abroad programs in England and Ireland.

 

Senior Administrative Assistant Mary Jo ZacharyMary Jo Zachary
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Ms. Mary Jo Zachary
is the SAS Honors Program Senior Administrative Assistant. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Animal Behavior from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She has previously worked in higher education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Raritan Valley Community College. She has been with the Rutgers SAS Honors Program since 2012.

College Avenue Campus | Milledoler Hall
520 George Street, Rm. 119
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848-932-1406

Assistant Dean Karima BouchenafaKarima Bouchenafa. MA
Assistant Dean
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Dean Bouchenafa is the campus director for the SAS Honors Program on the College Avenue Campus. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dean Bouchenafa graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia and then ventured “down south” to attend the University of Virginia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English (with a minor in African-American Studies). She then earned her master’s degree in English Language and Literature at Georgetown University. Dean Bouchenafa eventually made her way home to Philadelphia, where she fell in love with higher education as a profession and began her career as an administrator and adjunct faculty member. Her background includes experience in Honors program administration, academic advising, teaching, and admissions. Dean Bouchenafa is absolutely delighted to be a member of the SAS Honors Program staff!

 

Administrative Assistant Dorene PardunDorene Pardun
Assistant to Dean Bouchenafa
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Ms. Dorene Pardun is Assistant to Dean Bouchenafa on the College Avenue Campus.  She received an A.A. in Applied Science, Chemical Technology from Middlesex County College and a B.A. in Art History from Rutgers University.  She was employed as a Chemical Laboratory Technologist for a J & J Company before she had her two children.  She has been at Rutgers University for seventeen years starting part-time in the Writing Center/Mathematics Satellite Office, with the EOF Program for seven years and now delighted to be with the SAS Honors Program.  She resides in Middlesex County, New Jersey with her husband and her daughter.  She loves walking, getting together with family & friends, traveling to Pittsburgh to see her son and to her sweet spot, the Jersey Shore.

Busch Campus
Nelson Biological Labs, Rm. A-110
604 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
848-445-3912

Assistant Dean Jennifer Kim-LeeJennifer Kim-Lee, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
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Dean Kim-Lee is the Campus Director for the SAS Honors Program on Busch Campus. She attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's from Mount Holyoke College, and earned a Masters in Sociology from Brandeis University and a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University, focusing her research on "Students' Perceptions of the Second Year and the Role of Advising."  Before advising at Rutgers, Dean Kim-Lee advised undergraduate students at Brandeis University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Caldwell University.  She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her husband, a Rutgers alumnus, and their dog, Cooper.  She is eager to help students get the most out of their Rutgers experience!

 

Administrative Assistant Emily WolfrumEmily Wolfrum
Assistant to Dean Kim-Lee
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Emily Wolfrum is the Assistant to Dean Kim-Lee on the Busch Campus. She is an alumna of Pace University’s Honors Program, where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in Communications and minor in Religious Studies. During her college career, she served as Editor in Chief of her campus newspaper and as a Peer Leader for honors students. Before joining the SAS Honors team, Emily worked in digital marketing in the mental health field. She enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family, including her five cats and Siberian husky.

 

Douglass Campus
College Hall, Rm. 306
125 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848-932-2011

Assistant Dean Kathy SadowskyKathy Sadowsky, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean
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Dean Sadowsky is the campus director for the SAS Honors Program on the Douglass Campus. She is a proud Rutgers alumna, earning her bachelor’s degree in French and anthropology. She was part of the Douglass College Scholars Program, enjoyed her time living in Jameson and the Global Village, and played piccolo in the Rutgers marching band. Dean Sadowsky earned her master’s degree in higher education administration from Penn State and has spent most of her career as an academic advisor for undecided students at Montclair State University. She also has experience with orientation, learning communities, and first-year seminars. Dean Sadowsky enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two young daughters or curled up with a good book. She is delighted to be back at Rutgers and looks forward to helping students make the most out of their education.

 

Administrative Assistant Lorene RebaLorene Reba
Assistant to Dean Sadowsky
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Lori Reba is the Administrative Assistant located in College Hall on the Douglass Campus.  She received an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Middlesex County College.  She has worked at Rutgers since 1993. She has worked in the SAS Honors Program since 2007 and says it is a wonderful place to work.  Ms. Reba lives in Edison, NJ with her husband.  She is the mother of a grown daughter and grown son who are both out in the working world. 

Livingston Campus
Lucy Stone Hall, Rm. A-201
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
848-445-3206

Assistant Dean Mahasti HashemiMahasti Hashemi, PhD
Assistant Dean
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Dean Hashemi is the campus director for the SAS Honors Program on Livingston Campus. She loves Rutgers—her daughter graduated from the Honors Program! Dean Hashemi finished her BA and MA in Economics, the latter from Columbia University, and she received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, having written a dissertation on Asian female immigrants in the U.S., later turned into a book, Contested Identities: Iranian Women in the United States. She says she "switched to Sociology because she wanted to know more about social issues and what motivates people." She loves to travel, is a self-proclaimed news enthusiast, loves to read history books and novels, and loves swimming, and walking. She has accompanied honors students in Study Abroad expeditions to Yucatan, Mexico, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, during spring and winter breaks!  In her free time, she enjoys going to New York City to museums and the ballet, and concerts in the park. She adores her cat Livi, that was rescued as a stray from Livingston Campus!

 

 

Administrative Assistant Karen NagyKaren Nagy
Assistant to Dean Hashemi
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Ms. Karen Nagy is Assistant to Dean Hashemi in Lucy Stone Hall on Livingston Campus. She has been at Rutgers University for nine years starting part-time in the Sociology Department. She feels fortunate to be part of the SAS Honors Program staff. Working with students has been a most rewarding experience. She is from Woodbridge where she resides with her husband and two black Labrador retrievers. They have two children and five grandchildren. When Karen is not with her grandchildren, she enjoys reading non-fiction books, going to the gym, the beach (weather permitting) and shopping. She especially loves vacations!

Livingston Campus | Rutgers Business School
100 Rockafeller Road, Rm. 1031
Piscataway, NJ 08854
848-445-3600

Students who are members of the SAS Honors Program and who are majoring in a Rutgers Business School major are welcome to contact Dean Schnatter for RBS-related information and advising.

Assistant Dean Kerstin SchnatterKerstin Schnatter, MA
Liaison between the School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers Business School
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 Kerstin Schnatter is the Assistant Dean & First Year Student Counselor at the Rutgers Business School-Undergraduate Program.  She serves as the liaison between the SAS Honors Program and the Business School.  She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish here at Rutgers, has taught at Rutgers as adjunct faculty, and has been a full-time staffer since 1999.  In her past life, she has taught middle and high school and also spent some time working in the brokerage industry; however, she much prefers her present day life of working with undergraduate students.  She enjoys reading, walking (you may spot her wandering the Livingston campus at lunch time!), and trips to the beach and amusement parks with her husband and two great kids.