Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost's Suite, Moore Library Building

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. , Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University
  • B.A, Chemistry, McMurry College

Employment History

  • Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Professor, Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University
Associate Provost/Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs; Acting Chairperson, Mathematics; Associate Professor, Legal Studies and American Studies
Provost's Suite, Moore Library 120

James Ottavio Castagnera, J.D., Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years practicing, writing about, and teaching law. He has been a faculty member at several institutions and a communication director at an R1 university, and is currently a key administrator at Rider University. He also has been a labor lawyer and litigator with a major Philadelphia firm and the general counsel/corporate secretary for the then-largest convenience store chain in New Jersey and for the nation's number one econometric forecasting organization.

Special Assistant to the Provost
Moore Library, Suite 120

Univ. of New Hampshire; Child Development

Dr. Law is the department specialist in child development. She teaches Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of the Family and Advanced Developmental Psychology. She is chairperson of the Department.

Associate Vice President
Moore Library 120
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Moore Library 120
Assistant Director, Institutional Analysis
Moore Library 120
Academic Affairs Assistant
Moore Library 120