Ruth E. Lugo

Professor
Ph.D, Hispanic Langages and Literature, SUNY at Stony Brook
Human Services and Education
Phone: 3427
Former Dean of the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education (ACSHSE) for fifteen years. Earned a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico; M.A./Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook; and A.M. from Middlebury College, Madrid Program. Has taught courses in Latin American Literature and Hispanic Languages and Literature at La Guardia Community College, William Paterson University, and Montclair State University. Experience in Higher Education administration and over twenty years in senior-level policymaking positions: academic affairs, educational administration, enrollment management, and student services leadership in institutions with enrollments ranging from 2,000 to 30,000 students.

For over two decades she has served for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the Northeast Region and Puerto Rico as a consultant, evaluator and team chair in the accreditation process. She consults extensively in Latin America and Puerto Rico on Board Assessment and Accreditation. She has participated in postgraduate leadership training programs at the Institute for Educational Management and the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program of Public Management (both at Harvard University), The Center for Creative Leadership, and Cornell University's School for Labor Relations. Other honors and competitive awards included: American Council on Education National Forum for Women in Higher Education; American Council on Education Fellow; Leadership America; National Hispana Leadership; the Executive Leadership Fellow from the League for Innovation in the Community College and a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellow. She was also recognized in 2010 by the Hispanic Business Magazine as one of Top 100 Influential Leaders in Academia for her leadership in Higher Education in the United States of America. She is President of RLA Associates, Artistic, Cultural, and Educational Management Consultants in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She is the Executive Producer of the recording Antillano produced by RTS Music, Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Lugo completed the QM Teaching Online Certificate issued by Quality Matters. The certificate represents the learner's mastery of crucial online teaching competencies evidenced in the seven individual credentials earned under this certificate.