Graduate School Team

Graduate School Team

The Graduate School Camden team is a passionate assembly of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to serving Rutgers, Camden, and the broader academic community. Together, we strive to create a vibrant and inclusive environment that empowers individuals to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of knowledge.


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Dr. Michelle Meloy, Associate Dean of the Graduate School-Camden
(856) 225-6149

Michelle Meloy, Ph.D., has been leading the Graduate School-Camden as its Associate Dean since 2019. A member of the Rutgers-Camden faculty since 2002, Dr. Meloy was promoted to the position of professor of criminal justice in 2015. From 2012 until 2019, she served as the director of the graduate program in Criminal Justice. Dr. Meloy’s research interests encompass gender and crime, victimization, high-risk communities, and criminal justice policy.

As the Associate Dean of Rutgers Graduate School-Camden, Dr. Meloy:

  • Manages all aspects related to the Graduate School, including staff and students.
  • Coordinates external reviews and the reaccreditation of all Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments and programs.
  • Plays a key role in the development of special programs associated with the Graduate School and evaluates proposals for new graduate programs and certificates.
  • Provides oversight for pertinent aspects of research centers and institutes.

Sarah Johnson, STEM Program Coordinator
(856) 225-6385

Sarah Johnson, the STEM Program Coordinator, balances responsibilities at the Graduate School and Joint Health Sciences Building. Her wealth of knowledge and experience contributes to effective communication, operations management, and active involvement in STEM program recruitment and admissions. A proud Rutgers-Camden alumna, she earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees as a Scarlet Raptor. Profiles & Spotlights

Kayla Allende, Administrative Coordinator
(856) 225-6671

Kayla Allende is the Administrative Assistant for the Graduate School-Camden, providing support to both the students and the school’s goals. By fostering strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff, Kayla creates a welcoming and inclusive environment that facilitates optimal learning experiences.