Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Office Location 
Fine Arts 207 C
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Jonathan Millen

Jonathan H. Millen is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Communication.  Jonathan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992) and joined the Rider faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism in 1991; he served as department chair from 2005-2010.  Prior to being appointed Dean, he was Associate Dean for seven years.  He currently is serving as the Chair of Rider’s Academic Excellence and Engaged Learning committee for the University’s Strategic Planning.

In addition to teaching a wide array of communication courses, Jonathan is a member of the Law and Justice program for which he created a Mediation course and the American Studies program, for which he created a course on the Social Impact of Rock and Roll. He also is a faculty member in the Baccalaureate Honors Program.  In 1997 he received Rider’s award for distinguished teaching and in 2000 the award for distinguished service. Named to the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors, a past president of the New Jersey Communication Association and member of the editorial board of the Atlantic Journal of Communication, his research on conflict resolution has been published in Mediation Quarterly, Human Communication, and Human Systems.  His work on political discourse appears in the Atlantic Journal of Communication and Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.

Jonathan has been an active member in the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) since 2011.  Most recently, he was the director of the CCAS Seminar for Department Chairs in July 2016.  He had served as a facilitator for seven previous CCAS Seminars, been a member of the Committee on Associate/Assistant Deans, a mentor in the Mentoring Program and a participant in the 2016-2019 strategic planning process