Program Team

Program Team

Office of Graduate Studies

Whether you are a continuing student seeking support in course planning or graduation requirements, a prospective student interested in learning more about our programs, or an industry leader seeking professional development for your team, we in the Office of Graduate Studies look forward to working with you.

You can reach us at 856-256- 4024 or via email at Our office is located in Business Hall Suite 305.


Jennifer Maden 


Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Business Studies

Jennifer manages the graduate business programs, with duties ranging from admissions and academic advising to operations, enrollment management, program development, and corporate outreach. In addition to her role in the Rohrer College of Business, she serves as the Annual Conference Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA), a regional business school dean’s organization associated with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
She is a seasoned educator and administrator. Her strengths in developing processes and organizational structures that lead to improved results, increased stakeholder satisfaction, and more sustainable practices for mission-driven organizations have been honed in leadership roles overseeing accreditation, market research, marketing, recruiting and admissions, and academic advising at  Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Jennifer has developed curriculum and taught inter- and cross-cultural communications for professional purposes in New York and Philadelphia. Her program design, delivery, and teaching successes span domestic and international populations.

Jennifer enjoys hiking and any excuse to get out in nature and surrounded by trees, travel that includes learning about the local culture and people, and is an avid gardener actively building permaculture-inspired food and pollinator gardens on her creekside property.

She earned her BS in Finance from Rutgers University, an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from West Chester University, and an MBA from Drexel University.


Dr. Amy Lysak 


Associate Dean for the Rohrer College of Business

Dr. Amy Lysak is an Associate Dean for the Rohrer College of Business. She serves as a member of the graduate studies team, focusing on student advising services, program development, and enrollment management. Dr. Lysak joined Rowan University as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in January 2017, where she taught various accounting courses, developed curriculum, and served as the assistant chair of the department and various department committees.

Prior to joining Rowan, Dr. Lysak worked for over twelve years in public accounting as a Senior Manager in audit and assurance for the financial services industry. In 2012, Dr. Lysak elected to make a career transition and entered the AICPA’s Accounting Doctoral Scholars program, which was launched by the AICPA to assist practicing audit and tax professionals transition to teaching careers in higher education. In 2017, Dr. Lysak earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Dr. Lysak is most passionate about leveraging her practical experience to mentor and advise students and incorporating innovation and technology in the business curriculum.

Dr. Lysak has a B.S. in Marketing, M.S. in Accounting, and PhD in Management (Accounting).


 Jason Salvatore


Program Coordinator of Graduate Business Studies

Jason provides academic advising support to students, and pre-advising to prospective students, to ensure a smooth and rewarding program experience given each individual’s career and academic goals. His customer-service and problem-solving skills help students find the most efficient routes to continue making progress through their studies. He also supports initiatives that further enhance and streamline the student experience such as delivering new student orientation sessions, content management for the Graduate Student Handbook and website, and event planning and management.

Prior to joining the Rohrer College of Business, Jason served in academic advising roles at the University of Rhode Island, as a substitute teacher at public high and middle schools in Rhode Island, and as a high school assistant football coach and head junior varsity coach.

Jason is a fan of athletics of all types at the professional and collegiate levels, enjoys gaming, and is a movie buff with a particular love of the superhero genre. 

Jason earned his BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Rowan University.


Trisha Munyon

Trisha Munyon


Special Projects Coordinator

Trisha provides support to students, does back-end work to help support Graduate Business Programs, and helps to ensure a smooth and rewarding program experience given each individual’s career and academic goals. Her research, problem-solving, and operational management skills help the Graduate Business Programs develop initiatives that enhance the student experience such as delivering information sessions, content management for the website, and building industry connections.

Prior to joining the Rohrer College of Business, Trisha served in internship roles at various engineering companies including American Water as a general Engineering Intern, a Manufacturing Engineering Intern at International Paper and a Health, Safety and Environment/Continuous Improvement Intern at Graphics Packaging International. She also is part of professional engineering organizations including ASME, ASCE, PMI, Engineers Without Borders and Women in Engineering and serves as a member in all of them to keep current with knowledge in those fields.

Trisha is a fan of football at the professional and collegiate levels, Major League Baseball, enjoys tennis and running 5Ks, and enjoys reading all genres of books. 

Trisha earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Pennsylvania State University, earned her Master’s in Engineering Management from Rowan University and is actively pursuing a PhD in Engineering Systems from the Pennsylvania State University.


Tendai Vengesa


Assistant Director of Global Admissions

Tendai is our application and admissions process expert. He works closely with prospective students and applicants to make sure they experience an efficient Application and Admissions Process. He supports our prospective students on outstanding application components and how to address them. Tendai also provides direction on how to prioritize various components based on typical lead times for items such as letters of recommendation and transcripts and making sure that you are able to meet deadlines. His experience in admissions and customer service roles shine when he is supporting candidates seeking to gain knowledge and earn credentials to achieve career goals.

Tendai earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New Jersey City University.