The Tyler Clementi Center is driven by a team of full-time staff, Advisory Board members and partnerships with leading scholars, practitioners and thought leaders across higher education.

Sally Nadler

Sally Nadler

Sally Nadler is an Assistant Dean at the Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. She oversees Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in STEM and is the chair of the NJ Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education. She is a well-respected energy and workforce development professional within the state of NJ.

Sally has over 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of operations, technical, and managerial positions for the company. As the Manager of Workforce Development, Sally was responsible for overseeing a cross section of talent acquisition pipeline initiatives for PSEG including the college relations and diversity outreach functions, which included the company’s recruitment initiatives for women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. During her tenure, Sally led the design and implementation of many award winning, best practice and industry recognized outreach and recruiting programs.

She holds an AAS degree in Business Management from Middlesex County College, a BS in Management from Rutgers Business School, and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Bellevue University.

Mary Baglivo

Mary Baglivo

Mary Baglivo is the Chief Executive Officer of The Baglivo Group and serves on the Board of Directors for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Host Hotels and Resorts, and the PVH Corporation.

Prior to her current role, Mary Baglivo served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Global Marketing for Northwestern University, a top-ranked AAU private research university, with an operating budget of $2.1 billion, and an endowment of $9.8 billion. She is a senior adviser to the university president. In addition to these roles, she is a member of the Global Task Force, a group charged with defining a global engagement strategy for Northwestern.

Mary was the Chairman and CEO of Americas for Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, a top global marketing and advertising agency. She was responsible for the North America, Latin America, and multicultural operations. During this time she managed global clients such as Procter and Gamble, Toyota, General Mills, Miller Coors, and JP Morgan Chase. Her tenure produced significant financial, operational, and reputational turnaround of the Saatchi flagship New York office and led to record revenue and profit growth for Latin American agency operations. Baglivo’s agency career also includes terms as President of Arnold Worldwide and COO, North America at J. Walter Thompson.

Baglivo serves as a director on the boards of Phillips Van Heusen (NYSE:PVH), a global branded apparel company that includes Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, Host Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:HST), the largest lodging real estate investment trust, and formerly Baby Jogger, a Riverside Private Equity portfolio company. She also serves on the boards for the Lookingglass Theater Company and the American Association of Advertising Agencies Foundation. Before joining Northwestern as CMO, she was a member of the Northwestern Board of Trustees and served on the Dean’s advisory board for Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications.

In 2011 Baglivo received the AAF Diversity Achievement Award, Industry Career Achiever and in 2006 was named New York Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York.

Baglivo holds an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, Medill School, and a BA in English, Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University.

Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui

Ben

A faculty member at Rutgers since 1997, Professor Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui is well known to the Rutgers community. Chair of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of American Studies from July 2006-July 2012, he has also served several terms as Undergraduate Director of the Program in Comparative Literature. He has been the recipient of a number of our highest awards and honors, including the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. He has been a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, as well as Project Director and co-PI of the Ford Foundation grant, “Writers at the Border: Civic Implications of Latino/a Notions of Border-Crossing.” Professor Sifuentes-Jáuregui did his undergraduate work in Comparative Literature at Yale, where he also was awarded the M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Culture. The author of two books on Latin American literature, gender, and cultural studies, and co-editor of a third on Latin American cultural thought, Professor Sifuentes-Jáuregui has also published numerous articles and book chapters. He has long been fully and actively engaged in the life of the New Brunswick campus and its students in a variety of venues, including his participation in programs outside of American Studies, particularly Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Spanish, and Women’s and Gender Studies, to his interest in and enthusiasm for units such as the Tyler Clementi Center, the Rutgers English Diversity Institute, and the Aresty Research Center. His own teaching and research interests include Latin American and Latino cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, melodrama and questions of national identity, as well as race and psychoanalysis.  

Mark Schuster

Mark Schuster

Mark S. Schuster is an affiliate faculty in Psychology, American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, including several courses on the LGBTQ community, bodies and identities, the intersection of sport and sexuality and HERstory of LGBTQ Through film classes. He was one of twelve people who started the Standing Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness of the American College Personnel Association, on the board of the first LGBTQ Conference on Sport and Sexuality in the US (GLAF), has presented at the NCAA, nationally and Internationally on LGBTQ intersecting identities in both sport and the military. He received his BA in English and Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh. His graduate work in management is from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies of Sport concurrently with PhD coursework in Higher Education, both from the University of Iowa.


 

Dr. Felicia Mcginty

Felicia

Dr. Felicia McGinty leads and directs day-to-day, nonacademic operations of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, including space management, infrastructure development, oversight for policy development, and other critical functions that support the student experience and advance Rutgers University–New Brunswick academic, research and service mission.


 

Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison

Residence Life at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is one of the nation’s largest residential life programs. He oversees a residence life program that houses over 16,000 residents, including first-year programs, conduct/judicial, training and development, academic support, living-learning programs, leadership development, family housing, and crisis management. Dan Morrison served for 10 years in the Department of Resident Life at the University of Maryland as Coordinator of Staff Training, Development and Research and then as Assistant Director for Resident Life. After leaving Maryland, he  joined the Georgia Tech Housing team at the close of the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1997, helping to transform the Olympic housing village into a thriving residential program for Georgia Tech students. As Director of Residence Life, he oversees a residence life program that houses 8,800 residents, including first-year programs, conduct/judicial, training and development, academic support, living-learning programs, leadership development, family housing, and crisis management. He supervises a staff of 38 professionals and 295 Resident Assistants. He received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Toledo and a M.A. in Student Personnel from The Ohio State University. As a seasoned Residence Life professional, Dan Morrison has been involved with GHO (Georgia Housing Officers), SEAHO (Southeastern Association of Housing Officers) and ACUHO-I through presentations, committee work and officer positions. For the ACUHO-I 2006 Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, he was on the host committee and served as the Special Events chair. He is active within ACPA (American College Personnel Association), having served on two Commission Directorates as membership chair (Student Involvement and Assessment for Student Development), as well as Pre-Convention Workshops chair for the D.C. 2000 Annual Convention, Local Arrangements (Volunteers, Hospitality, Disability Support) chair for Nashville 2005, and Convention Program Chair for Atlanta 2008. Dan serves on the Board of Trustees of the ACPA Foundation, where he was secretary 2014-2016 and chaired the Strategic Planning Initiative of the Board. In 2013, Dan was named an ACPA Diamond Honoree recognizing his outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and student affairs.


 

Dr. Michael LaSala

Dr. Michael Lasala

Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D. (State University of New York at Albany, 1998), is director of the DSW program and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. His research interests are the couple and family relationships of gay men and lesbians and his current work examines the role of gay and lesbian family relationships in coping with stigma and also parental influence on gay youth’s safe sex behaviors. Dr. LaSala’s most recent book entitled: Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping families adjust to a gay or lesbian child (Columbia University Press) describes the findings and practice implications of a National Institute of Mental Health funded qualitative study of 65 gay and lesbian youth and their families. Other examples of Dr. LaSala’s work can be found in Social Work, Family Process, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Families in Society and the Journal of Lesbian and Gay Social Services. Dr. LaSala recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship during which he taught family therapy courses at Tallinn University in Estonia and where he also investigated the impacts of stigma on Estonian lesbians and gay men. Dr. LaSala has been keynote speaker at national and international family therapy conferences in Sweden, Estonia, and Italy. Before joining Rutgers University, Dr. LaSala practiced social work for 15 years at the direct practice, supervisory, and administrative levels. He is committed to practice-informed research and therefore continues to practice part-time as a licensed clinical social worker at the Institute for Personal Growth in Highland Park, New Jersey.


 

Zach Hosseini

Zach Hosseini

Director of Communications & Marketing responsible for explaining and promoting the Chancellor’s vision for Rutgers University­–New Brunswick to both internal and external constituents. He works closely with the Rutgers’ communications apparatus to advise on numerous strategic issues that range from media relations, to marketing, to digital communications.

Dr. James F. Dougherty

Dr. James F. Dougherty

Dr. James F. Dougherty (’74) is an alumni trustee on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers at Rutgers University. He serves on the Advisory Panel of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Development Committee of the Rutgers University Press.  He is an Internist and Co-owner of Metropolitan Veterinary Associates. Dr. James Dougherty was born in Philadelphia and spent most of his early life in Deptford, New Jersey. Following high school he attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick earning a B.A. in Biological Science in 1974. He then entered The Graduate School at Rutgers University and completed his M.S. in Animal Science in 1975. In 1975 he began work on a Ph.D. program in Toxicology when he was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 1980. During the next year he worked in general practice in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Following the year in general practice he was accepted into the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania. He was then accepted into the Small Animal Internal Medicine residency program. After the residency, he created an internal medicine referral practice in a surgical practice in Malvern, Pennsylvania.    In 1986 he co-founded MVA, creating the first multi-specialty referral hospital in the Philadelphia suburbs. Over the years, the practice has grown from three veterinarians to over twenty. It has progressed from a Monday to Friday daytime specialty practice to 24-hour, 7 days a week specialty/emergency/critical care practice. As a loyal Rutgers alumnus, he serves on the Advisory Panel of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and is a member of both the Board of Overseers and Board of Trustees at Rutgers University. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers, as well as the Development Committee of the Rutgers University Press.

 

 


 

Jane Clementi

Jane Clementi

Jane speaks passionately to parents and community leaders about the need to not merely “accept” or “tolerate” children who come out as LGBT, but to embrace them as wondrous creations of God.