Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D. is the seventh president of Marymount Manhattan College and the first male to be honored with that position. It is his goal to make Marymount Manhattan, an institution nestled in the heart of a metropolitan city, a model for liberal arts colleges in large cities. Believing that education and diversity are the keys to success, President Shaver maintains the College’s long-standing traditions to build each student’s personal potential and to continue to renew the significance of a liberal arts education in today’s society.
President Shaver received a degree in Religious Studies from Southern California College and earned his Master’s and Doctorate in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame.
President Shaver brings much academic and life experience to the Marymount Manhattan community. He served as Provost, Academic Vice President and Professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and as Dean and Associate Professor of Regis University in Denver, CO. President Shaver also gained his academic expertise from Wheeling College and Seattle University. In addition to serving as President of Marymount Manhattan, Dr. Shaver continues to serve as Professor of Religious Studies.
President Shaver is a noted scholar and the recipient of several prestigious fellowships, a Danforth and Fulbright, as well as fellowships from Brown University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was elected Teacher of the Year at Wheeling Jesuit College in 1984/85. Well published, he has authored or co-authored a number of books and articles on religious topics spanning both the Christian and Judaic faiths. As a professor, President Shaver taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on the literature and history of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity, as well as interdisciplinary courses on Middle East and Far East topics.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Carol Jackson has served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students since October 2008. In this role, Vice President Jackson oversees the Division of Student Affairs, supervising the offices of Academic Access, Campus Ministry, Community Service, the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC), Disability Services, the Dow Zanghi Student Health Center, Residence Life, and Student Development and Activities. Among other things, Dr. Jackson and her team in Student Affairs are responsible for New Student Orientation, Family and Friends Weekend, the Honors Day Senior Awards Ceremony, and Commencement, as well as handling student and family issues and concerns.
Before coming to Marymount Manhattan College, Dr. Jackson served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island, as Associate Dean of Students at LaGuardia Community College and as Associate Director of Personal Counseling and Career Services at Brooklyn College, all colleges within The City University of New York (CUNY).
Dr. Jackson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, her master’s from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and her doctorate in Counselor Education from Fordham University.
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty
David Podell has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty since 2008. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (2002-2008) and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (1998-2002) at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
Dr. Podell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from New York University. As a psychologist, Dr. Podell’s research and clinical work concerns children with cognitive and emotional disabilities. He served as a faculty member at the College of Staten Island and from 1985 to 1998, and had appointments in the Educational Psychology and Urban Education doctoral programs at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Past Presidents of MMC
1961 — 1964 Raymunde McKay, RSHM
1964 — 1966 Jogues Egan, RSHM
1966 — 1967 Elizabeth-Marie Keeler, RSHM
1967 — 1988 Colette Mahoney, RSHM
1988 — 1990 Raymunde McKay, RSHM
1990 — 2001 Regina S. Peruggi, Ed.D.
2001 — Present Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D.