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Office of the Dean

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Dr. Lisa R. Grimm
Interim Dean
Phone: 609-771-3434
Office: SSB 302

I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and developed an interest in psychology while at Grinnell College (B.A., 2001). After Grinnell, I attended The University of Texas at Austin where I received an M.A., and then a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (2007). I started as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at The College of New Jersey in the fall of 2009. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2019. I also served as the First-Seminar/Summer Read Coordinator from 2014-2016, Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2017-2022, and as the Associate Vice President for Strategy and Planning for one year. I now serve as the Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I live with my husband and two children in Cherry Hill, NJ.

My role in the Dean’s Office is as follows:

  • Strategy and leadership for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Budget Decisions
  • Personnel: Faculty and Staff performance and development
  • Fund-raising and friend development
  • Liaison to other academic leaders (Academic Affairs, TCNJ divisions, and TCNJ Schools) and other institutions
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Mary Lehr-Furtado
Assistant Dean
Phone: (609) 771-2954
Office: SSB 332

I attended Stockton College (now Stockton University), earning a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Anthropology. Being involved in various roles and activities as an undergraduate student, I found a love for academic advising and student support and went on to earn my MSEd in College Counseling and Student Affairs at Monmouth University. Some of my prior higher ed experience includes serving as a first year advisor at Monmouth University, as the coordinator/counselor for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Kean University, and as an academic advisor at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ.

I began at TCNJ in fall 2014 with the School of Business as their Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising and joined the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in January 2023. In addition to my role as Assistant Dean for HSS, I serve as a co-chair for the TCNJ Parent Network (for faculty and staff) and as a senator on our Staff Senate. Also, I have been involved with NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) since graduate school, attending and presenting at regional conferences and participating as both a mentor and mentee in NACADA’s professional mentoring program.

I live in South Jersey with my partner Jon, our two kids, and our bernedoodle Barkley.

My role in the Dean’s Office is as follows:

  • Retention and student support initiatives
  • Advising support for faculty and staff
  • Serve as ex-officio on school-wide Curriculum Committee and coordinate the curriculum review process for the Bulletin
  • Review grade appeals and address student concerns
  • Serve on college-wide Academic Dismissal Committee and liaison with other schools and departments to provide support for our students
  • Alumni initiatives
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Ms. Kristy McCadden
Advising Coordinator and Undeclared Advisor
Phone: (609) 771-2437
Office: SSB 133

I was a student worker in a program office throughout my undergraduate career at the University of Maryland, College Park where I studied Criminology and Psychology (B.A., 1999), and have spent the last 20 years continuing to work with faculty, staff, and students in education administration, advising, and programming at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University (M.P.A., 2008,) and now TCNJ. I am a NJ native and am happy to have come full circle!

At TCNJ, I started as a Program Coordinator in the Psychology Department in the fall of 2019, and moved into my current position as HSS Advising Coordinator, Advisor to HSS Undeclared Students, and Psychology Program Coordinator in the fall of 2020. I live with my husband, two children, and two dogs in Springfield, NJ.

My role in the Dean’s Office is as follows:

  • Advising Coordinator for Undergraduate Students
  • Advisor to HSS Undeclared students
  • HSS liaison to TCNJ Admissions / Coordinator of HSS Recruitment & Yield Efforts
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Ms. Anne Marie Maratea
Management Assistant
Phone: (609) 771-3434
Office: SSB 302

I first joined TCNJ back in January 2007. My youngest had headed off to school and I was ready to enter back into the workforce. I started as a part-time 10-month employee in the Graduate Studies office processing graduate student applications. Once I fell in love with TCNJ and the people here and my daughter was fully adjusted in school I decided to look for a full time position that led me to the School of Business where I began as a department secretary and then the dean’s assistant. After 7 years there, I eventually moved to the Dean’s Office in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I enjoy working with the students here at TCNJ and love to watch the growth and maturity from convocation to graduation. In my free time, me and my husband enjoy traveling and relaxing together in our quiet home now that we have raised our four children (yes that kindergartner has graduated college).

My role in the Dean’s Office is as follows:

  • Budget Management for the dean’s office
  • Course Scheduling for the School
  • HSS Event Coordination
  • Scholarship Application Processing
  • Supporting the Dean with calendar management and other administrative tasks
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Cecilia Colbeth
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (609) 771-2178
Office: SSB 133

I was born and raised in northeastern New Jersey and currently reside in Bucks County, PA.

My undergraduate (B.A. History, New Jersey City University) and graduate (M.A. History, Illinois State) studies led me to a career in Higher Education at Rider University, Bucks County Community College, and, ultimately, to The College of New Jersey. I am also a proud alum of TCNJ (M.A. English; Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies)! From 2007-2022, I served as a Program Coordinator in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, working with the English, Philosophy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Departments. I am currently the Director of the WILL (Women in Learning and Leadership) Program, as well as the Graduate Coordinator for HSS.

My role in the Dean’s Office is as follows:

  • Manage applications, enrollment decisions, and matriculation
  • Advising: Current and prospective graduate students
  • Build relationships with potential internship sites and future employers for both Master’s programs and certificate programs
  • Develop a graduate alumni network with programming


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building, Room 302
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628