Ellen Lieberman

Ellen Lieberman is currently the Associate Dean of Douglass Residential College, Rutgers-New Brunswick where she serves the students and the college in an administration capacity. Ellen has been in higher education administration for over 30 years.  She began her career on a research project at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where she directed teams regarding the impact of teaching and learning in an online environments. Just prior to joining Rutgers, Ellen was the Director of Continuing Professional Education at NJIT, where her team offered credit and non-credit/professional development training.   Ellen is also a New Jersey State Certified School Psychologist.  Ellen was a Psychologist on a Child Study Team in k-12 education for several years in Montville, New Jersey.

While working full-time as Associate Dean at Rutgers, Ellen is completing her doctoral research in the Urban Systems:  Global Urban Studies program.  Her area of research interest is in the gendered issues related to women in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Women remain significantly underrepresented in Engineering.  Ellen is specifically researching via mixed-method, case study, the impact of a women-only living-learning community for undergraduate students in engineering.  Her interest is whether a living-learning community for women can affect the recruitment and retention of women in the engineering major. 

Prior to joining the Rutgers doctoral program, Ellen earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Upsala College (East Orange, NJ) and her second Master’s degree from Montclair University in Educational Psychology.  She was then certified by the State of New Jersey as a School Psychologist and worked as a School Psychologist for several years.  Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude with a triple major in Human Resource Management, Psychology and Sociology from Upsala College.

Ellen is an active member in her community serving as the First Vice President in her religious organization and active in animal rescue.  She has also been chosen as a member of the Golden Key Honor’s Society.  She has two adult children of whom she is very proud:  her son works for the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as an Information Technology Manager and is completing his Master’s degree from UMBC.  Her daughter has just started her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) degree in the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology (GSAPP).