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Sam L. Agron Dr. Sam Agron served on the Rutgers-Newark faculty in the Geology Department for over thirty years.
Jerome Aumente Jerome Aumente was born on September 23, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Rutgers-Newark in 1959 and graduate degrees at the Columbia University School of Journalism and at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow.  Dr. Aumente has spent his career in journalism, writing for newspapers, serving as a professor at Rutgers-New Brunswick, working with the State Department overseas, and writing and publishing papers and books.  Dr. Aumente became a faculty member at Livingston College in 1969 and has been instrumental in the establishment of journalism as a discipline at Rutgers.  He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers. 
William H. Bauer Dr. William H. Bauer graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Ceramics in 1942.  After the war, Dr. Bauer became a Professor of Ceramics at Rutgers. 
Rudolph Bell After coming to Rutgers College as a history instructor in 1968, Dr. Rudy Bell became an assistant professor in 1969.  Over the past fifty years, Dr. Bell has enjoyed a distinguished career as a member of the history faculty at Rutgers-New Brunswick.  From 1988 to 1993, he served as the chair of the History Department, during which time he oversaw the founding of the Rutgers Oral History Archives.  Dr. Bell headed the RU American Association of University Professors (AAUP) from 2002 to 2004.   
Melbourne R. Carriker Dr. Carriker graduated from Rutgers University in 1939 with a degree in Agriculture and a minor in Zoology.  After World War II, he became an instructor at Rutgers.
Cheryl Clarke

Cheryl Clarke was born on May 16, 1947 in Washington, D.C. From 1965 to 1969, Cheryl attended Howard University. In 1969, Cheryl came to Rutgers-New Brunswick as a graduate student in English and earned her M.A. in 1974. Cheryl taught courses in the Urban University Program. A life-long activist, Cheryl discusses her many experiences participating in social movements, including the anti-war and Black Power movements at Howard University, anti-apartheid activism at Rutgers, LGBT activism, feminism and lesbian-feminism, and activism surrounding the defense of Assata Shakur. From 1974 to 1978, Cheryl worked in Middlesex County in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Program. In 1978, she returned to Rutgers to study social work, obtaining her M.S.W. in 1980. In 1980, Cheryl began working in Student Affairs at Rutgers. In 1992, she served as the founding director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. From 2009 to 2013, Cheryl served as the Dean of Students for Livingston Campus. At Rutgers, Cheryl coordinated the university-wide Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes and the New Brunswick-wide Bias Prevention Education Committee, in addition to establishing the university-wide network of "Liaisons" and teaching numerous courses. Cheryl is a poet and author. She and her partner Barbara Balliet co-own Blenheim Hill Books in Hobart, New York and organize the annual Hobart Festival of Women Writers.

John Dowling, Jr. Professor Dowling went to Rutgers, graduating in 1942 with a degree in agriculture.  After World War II, he became a Poultry Instructor and worked at Cook College until his retirement in 1984.
Elmer C. Easton Dr. Elmer Easton attended Lehigh University during his undergraduate years and graduated in 1931.  He then earned his doctoral degree at Harvard University for Electrical Engineering.  He served as the Dean of the Rutgers College of Engineering from 1948 until his retirement in 1974.  During the Second World War, Easton taught RADAR to officers in the US Armed Forces studying at Harvard University.
Hans Fisher Professor Hans Fisher and his family emigrated from Germany in the late 1930s to escape the Nazi regime's persecution of Jews.  He was among the refugees aboard the St. Louis in 1939 when the ship was turned away from the United States and Cuba.  He later settled in New Jersey, attended Rutgers College of Agriculture and became a professor and administrator at the University.
Lloyd Gardner Lloyd C. Gardner was born in Delaware, Ohio on November 9, 1934.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1963.  In 1963, he came to Rutgers University and taught as a Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History.
Peter Klein Peter Klein was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1940.  He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and spent his career as a member of the faculty at Rutgers University as a philosophy professor.  
Paul Leath Paul Leath joined the Rutgers faculty in 1967 as an assistant professor and advanced to Professor II in the Physics Department.  During his time at Rutgers, he served in many administrative capacities, including as Associate Provost and Provost for New Brunswick and Chair of the Physics Department. 
George Levine  George Levine began his career at Indiana University and later conducted research in England on Victorian-era essays and novels. Levine was hired by Rutgers University in 1968 to chair the English Department at Livingston College, which opened to students in 1969. In 1981, Levine became the first chair of the Rutgers Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 1986, Levine became the director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture (currently known as the Center for Cultural Analysis). Levine has authored several books and essays on Victorian literature and culture and continues to study literature’s connection with the sciences.
Edna Newby Edna Newby graduated from NJC in 1931, served on the home front during World War II running USO centers, and spent a thirty-seven-year career at Douglass College as an administrator and associate dean.
Gerald Pomper Since 1962, Dr. Gerald Pomper has been a professor of political science at Rutgers-New Brunswick, first at Rutgers College, then at Livingston College, where he was the founding chair of political science, and then in the united Political Science Department after the formation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1981.  Dr. Pomper serves as the Board of Governors Professor of Political Science at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Donald N. Riemer Professor Riemer entered the College of Agriculture in 1952 as a wildlife conservation and soils and crops major.  He graduated in 1956 and went on active duty through the ROTC program.  He served as a Nike air defense missile site officer and base wildlife conservation officer in the US Army in the 1950s.  After leaving the military he got a job as an associate professor at Rutgers and then a Fisheries Biologist at the New Jersey Division of Fish and Game.
Joseph J. Seneca Dr. Joseph Seneca came to Rutgers in 1967 as a junior faculty member in the Economics Department at Rutgers College.  Over the years, he has taught at all levels of instruction, chaired the Economics Department, and published over 150 articles, reports and books on economics, finance, environmental economics and state economic development.  He served on the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors, holding the position of chair for many years.  From 1991 to 2003, Dr. Seneca served as Rutgers University's Vice President for Academic Affairs.  He is now a University Professor Emeritus. 

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