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Dr. Moryan selected as Delaware Valley University dean

Dr. James Moryan

Jul 01, 2015

Dr. James Moryan has been named the new dean of Delaware Valley University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Dr. Moryan was selected following a national search and became dean July 1.

Previously the University’s interim dean of graduate and professional studies, Dr. Moryan brings 38 years of experience in education to the position.

“We are excited to have Dr. Moryan to lead our growing School of Graduate and Professional Studies,” said Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski, dean of the School of Life and Physical Sciences and chair of the national search committee that selected Dr. Moryan. “He has shown a great deal of commitment to developing the graduate programs at DelVal and his experience will be invaluable as DelVal continues to add to its graduate offerings and expands its continuing and professional studies programs.”

Prior to his appointment as interim dean, he served as DelVal’s director of graduate programs in education.  Dr. Moryan was a vice principal and principal in the Somerville School District in New Jersey for many years prior to becoming the chief school administrator for the Delaware Township Board of Education. He has also held the position of clinical instructor at Kean University.  Dr. Moryan earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from The University of Akron. He was awarded a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in educational leadership.

DelVal’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies provides programs of advanced learning, designed to meet the needs of career professional and working adults. The graduate school encompasses programs in education, business, counseling psychology and policy studies. The School offers: a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning, a Master of Science in Special Education, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, a Master of Arts in Policy Studies, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, as well as post-graduate specializations and certifications in education.  The school also includes the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies, which provides a mix of offerings including credit degree and certificate programs and courses, and a growing selection of noncredit courses and certificates, aimed at enhancing professional skills and expanding students’ horizons.