He leads a team of Associate Deans, Program Chairs and faculty in the development and assessment of curriculum for associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs (General Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Liberal Studies and Psychology).
Stuart is responsible for seamless delivery of face-to-face, online and blended educational formats and ensuring that courses of study are effective across delivery platforms. Current innovations include the redesign of a first-semester experience to heighten engagement and adoption of self-paced instructional modules. Stuart spearheads strategic planning for enrollment growth in selected markets.
Previously, Stuart was Provost of American Jewish University and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, where he led the development of a new vision for the College of Arts and Sciences, including an updated curriculum that fosters students’ preparedness for careers, advanced study, and engagement in the community.
Stuart has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. from UPenn’s Annenberg School. His B.A. is with Honors, across Communication, Linguistics and Theater.
He is an author of textbooks and scholarly articles in the field of communication theory; a grant recipient, including Title III funding from the U.S. Depart of Education; and a former professor with keen interest in the role communication and culture play in interpersonal relationships.