Dean of the School of Life and Physical Sciences & Executive Director of the Center for Student Professional Development
Dr. Benjamin E. Rusiloski serves as Delaware Valley University's dean of the School of Life and Physical Sciences. Dr. Rusiloski is responsible for overseeing all academic-related matters, including program development, evaluation, faculty development, strategic planning, and budgeting for the school. He is also the executive director of the Center for Student Professional Development, which houses DelVal’s Experience360 Program as well as Career Services.
Dr. Rusiloski joined DelVal’s faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor of chemistry. Since then, he has been tenured and promoted to professor. He chaired the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department from 2000-2007 and the Mathematics and Physics Department from 2002-2007. He served as dean of Business, Education, Arts and Sciences from 2007-2011.
As dean, Dr. Rusiloski has been the principal investigator for a $707,569 award from the National Science Foundation and a $150,000 gift from the Mandell Foundation that were utilized to renovate five science laboratories on campus. He also partnered with Institutional Advancement to secure funding from Bristol-Myers Squibb to support DelVal’s new student research course for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years.
Dr. Rusiloski has received the Student Government Faculty Service Award from DelVal’s student government association in 1998 and again in 2005. He has also received the William Allison Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Body at DelVal, the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring at DelVal, the Delaware Valley University Distinguished Faculty Member Award, and has held the Sarah and David Levin Chair. He also earned King’s College “Leo Award,” an alumni award given for outstanding achievement, and the Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company Great Professorship Award.
Dr. Rusiloski and his wife Erin live in Doylestown and are the proud parents of three children: Lauren, Ofelia, and Benjamin IV.
B.S. in chemistry, summa cum laude, American Chemical Society certified, King's College
Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Duke University