Berkeley College Appoints Judith Kornberg, PhD, as Dean, School of Professional Studies


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Berkeley College is proud to announce the appointment of Judith Kornberg, PhD, as Dean, School of Professional Studies. In this role Dr. Kornberg will maintain academic standards, oversee the hiring of faculty, and work with other deans to support the Berkeley College mission.
“Dr. Kornberg is a higher education administrator who has dedicated her career to professional development,” said Berkeley College Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs, Marianne Vakalis, EdD. “As Dean, she will ensure that students in the School of Professional Studies gain practical knowledge and develop the skills necessary to achieve successful careers.”
Dr. Kornberg most recently served as Dean, Continuing and Professional Studies, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She previously served as Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as Director, School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, at Purchase College, SUNY.
Dr. Kornberg has been an instructor in topics such as American foreign policy, Chinese politics and international relations, and has worked with the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on community policing and leadership projects.
She is co-author of “China in World Politics: Policies, Processes, Prospects” (2005) and co-editor of “Rethinking Empowerment: Politics, Strategies and Women in the Developing World” (2002).
Dr. Kornberg holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT; an MA in History from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; and a BA in History from the State University of New York in Binghamton, NY.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and enrolls more than 8,000 students — including 665 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

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