Dean's Office Staff
Matthew Shaftel was appointed Dean of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts on July 1, 2015. Before assuming this position, he served Florida State University in a number of progressively responsible roles including his most recent assignments as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of General Education, and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. While at Florida State, Dr.
Dr. Marshall Onofrio joined Rider University as Associate Dean of Westminster Choir College in July 2006, becoming the founding Associate Dean for Administration of the Westminster College of the Arts in spring 2009. From January to June 2015, he served as Interim Dean of the College. Immediately prior to coming to Rider, Onofrio was Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department of Music at Marshall University from 1998-2006.