College Names New Dean for School of Applied Science and Technology

September 10, 2013

Dr. John O. Aje, dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College.

Dr. John O. Aje, dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College.

Thomas Edison State College has recently appointed Dr. John O. Aje as dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology.

“We are delighted that Dr. Aje has accepted the position of dean and we are eager to move forward to a new era for our applied science and technology school,” said William J. Seaton, vice president and provost. “He brings an impressive leadership record, holding top-level administrative positions as well as developing effective academic programs for applied technology students. Dr. Aje will play a critical role in helping us achieve our strategic goals and serving adult learners at the undergraduate and graduate level with innovative educational opportunities aligned with the needs of the global economy.”

Prior to joining the college, Aje was the associate dean for Academic Affairs of the University of Maryland University College, the Graduate School, in Adelphi, Md. Additionally, Aje was the chair and collegiate professor for Technology and Engineering Systems Department as well as acting chair of the Technology and Engineering Systems Department for University of Maryland University College, the Graduate School.

Aje earned a DSc in engineering management and an MS in engineering management from the George Washington University, an MS in textile science/engineering from the North Carolina State University, and a BS in textile science/technology from Clemson University.

This appointment as the dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology is a wonderful opportunity to shape the direction of the school, enhancing its status as premier provider of practitioner focused applied science and technology education for adult learners,” said Aje. “Thomas Edison State College is dedicated to providing a high quality and customizable degree programs that prepare students for increasingly complex roles in their future endeavors. The college offers students valuable skills and stellar credentials in a way that is flexible and complements today’s demanding lifestyles.

 

About Thomas Edison State College

Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 11 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College.