Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon appointed Monica Adya, a business education innovator and scholar in information technology workforce issues, dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.
Effective March 30, Adya will be the first woman to serve as dean of the Rutgers–Camden business school. She will develop the academic and administrative operations for the school, which has 1,488 undergraduate and 451 graduate students.
Established in 1988, the school has 52 full-time faculty, 49 part-time faculty, and 25 staff members and is the first business school in southern New Jersey to earn international accreditation.
The Rutgers School of Business–Camden delivers a portfolio of programs that promote business growth across a wide spectrum. The Rutgers–Camden Small Business Development Center helps new and potential entrepreneurs in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, while the Rutgers Executive Education unit provides customized training programs for organizations of every size, as well as a comprehensive set of online certificate programs for individuals.
Adya currently serves as chairwoman of the management department at Marquette University’s business school. In this position, she led the growth of four undergraduate majors and two master’s programs.
“Dr. Adya is an exceptional administrator and scholar, and an energetic visionary,” Haddon said. “I am confident that she will help to advance the Rutgers School of Business–Camden as a premier center for education and business development in our region and state. At Rutgers–Camden, we believe that effective professional education must provide students with both a solid scholarly foundation and the practical skills to implement that knowledge. Monica Adya has an exceptional record of success in developing the type of programs that will expand opportunities for our students and for Rutgers to advance New Jersey’s business and economic growth.”
Adya earned her Ph.D. in management from Case Western Reserve University in 1997, her master’s degree in computer systems management from Creighton University in 1991, and her bachelor’s degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce in India in 1989.
She is married to Neeraj Adya, head of diagnostics at Genmab in Princeton.