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Read about each of our directors below

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Director, Academic Career Planning and Placement

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As Director of the Career Center, Dr. Jones has extensive experience in career counseling, advisement, workforce development, and management. She helped implement NJCU’s $5.7 million Challenge Grant which expanded cooperative education. She served as president of state and national co-op associations. Her corporate experience includes positions with AT&T, Small Business Investment Company, and Hertz Corporation; her community service includes membership on Hudson County Ethics Board, Jersey City Employment and Training Board, Workforce Investment Board, Suits for Success Board, and American Conference on Diversity Higher Education Committee. Dr. Jones holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fordham University, a M.A. in Counseling from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Education from New Jersey City University.

Craig Katz

Director, Office of International Programs

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Craig Katz has been Director of New Jersey City University’s Office of International Programs since 2010, providing support services to the University’s international students and scholars and managing NJCU’s exchange programs and Study Abroad programs. He has lived and worked in a number of countries and has been an English as a Second Language teacher and ESL program director, an International Student Advisor, and a Study Abroad coordinator at several colleges and universities in the US. Mr. Katz has a Bachelors degree in History from Rutgers University and a Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from Temple University.


Fred Smith

Director, Library Services

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Mr. Fred Smith is Director of Library Services at the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library; he has been employed in various positions in the Library for over thirty years. He has memberships in such diverse organizations as the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Red Dragon Society, the Park History Honor Society, and Beta Phi Mu (library science honor society). He received his undergraduate degree in history, a master's degree in medieval history along with additional studies toward a doctoral degree, all from New York University; he possesses a master’s degree in library service from Columbia University. He was awarded multiple scholarships at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; in addition, he was awarded the Nathan A Schoengood Award for Interest and Achievement in European History and an NEH subvention for archival fieldwork.

Executive Director, Office of Research Grants and Sponsored Programs


Director, Online Learning