Office of the Dean
Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to explore the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) at Seton Hall University, where we teach the art and science of caring in an interprofessional, health-focused context.
Over 30 years ago, top administrators from 13 New Jersey Catholic hospitals and medical centers met at Seton Hall University to address medical education within the state. As a result, our School was chartered, combining the University's commitment to enriching the mind, heart and spirit of its students with the mission of educating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. By September 1989, the first class of 150 medical residents and fellows enrolled in the School's first fully accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program. Today, the School of Health and Medical Sciences provides exemplary academic and clinical education in graduate-level health sciences professional and post-professional programs. Read more »
Administration and Staff
Ning (Jackie) Zhang, Ph.D., M.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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Patrick McDermott, M.A.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
Deborah Welling, AuD, CCC-A/FAAA
Assistant Dean for Dual Degree Programs
Gloria Williams, B.S.
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Niyala Shaw, B.A.
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events
Gerald Ruscingno, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Advising for Dual Degree Programs
Lauren Smith, B.A.
Secretary, Clinical Education
Secretary, Department of Physician Assistant
Secretary, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration (IHSA)
Sheresia (Reesey) Mitchell
Secretary, Department of Athletic Training