The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Science and Liberal Arts announced Monday Julie Ancis will join the Department of Humanities as professor of psychology and director of cyberpsychology.
Ancis comes to NJIT from her role as associate vice president of institute diversity, equity and inclusion at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was responsible for advancing the university’s goals focused on diversity, equity and collaboration.
Beginning in spring 2020, Ancis will serve in an advisory capacity to NJIT’s Department of Humanities. She will assume her full-time role on campus as director of cyberpsychology in fall 2020. In her director role, Ancis will oversee and further develop New Jersey’s first academic efforts in the area of cyberpsychology, which will serve as NJIT’s inaugural programmatic foray into the social and behavioral sciences.
“I look forward to joining NJIT and bringing my background and experience to this role,” Ancis said. “Cyberpsychology is a burgeoning field and there are endless possibilities for engagement, collaboration and innovation from the impact of social media on well-being to virtual reality applications. I am excited about working with NJIT colleagues to continue to move the field forward.”