Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein

President The College of New Jersey

An active scholar with a focus on Jewish and American literature and past chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Gitenstein has more than three decades’ experience as a college professor and administrator. She is the first woman president of The College of New Jersey in its 160-year history. Gitenstein, who began her career as an assistant professor of English at Central Missouri State University, has also been an associate provost at the State University of New York at Oswego and provost at Drake University.