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 GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu. Our office is located in Business Hall Suite 305.

 

Jennifer Maden 

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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.

 

 Jason Salvatore

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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.

 

Ryan Aloi

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Program Coordinator of Graduate Business Studies

Ryan manages office operations and handles multiple special projects. Whether supporting event planning and management, market research and benchmarking projects, or communication and outreach to students and alumni, his primary focus is to ensure a strong student experience. Ryan brings with him a comprehensive understanding of the student experience at Rowan University with a background in orientation, housing, career advising, software user interface and reporting, and working with student organizations. 

 

Ryan enjoys cooking, gardening, and films in the genres of science fiction and documentaries.  

 

Ryan earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in a Human Resource from Rowan University and is a May 2020 candidate for Rowan’s Master's program Higher Education Administration.   

Tendai Vengesa

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Admissions Specialist

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 this Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at New Jersey City University.