Berkeley College Appoints Online Chairs for School of Business and School of Liberal Arts

Berkeley College Appoints Online Chairs for School of Business and School of Liberal Arts


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Berkeley College is pleased to announce the appointments of Al Widman, DPS, as Chair, Online, School of Business and Marilyn Kulik, PhD, as Chair, Online, School of Liberal Arts. The responsibilities of online chairs include, in part, overseeing the recruitment and management of online faculty, curriculum, student advisement, and professional development. In addition Drs. Widman and Kulik will teach a limited number of online courses.
“These are new positions for Berkeley College and reflect the continued growth and success of the online program,” said Berkeley College Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs, Marianne P. Vakalis, EdD. “Dr. Widman and Dr. Kulik both have strong backgrounds in online teaching and learning and will continue to play significant roles in the design and implementation of online courses.”
Dr. Widman served as Chair of the Management Department, NY, from 1998 to 2005. Since 2007 he has been teaching online management courses. Dr. Widman holds a BA degree in Psychology and Urban Affairs from SUNY Buffalo; a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management and Project Management from Syracuse University; and a DPS degree in Business Management and Financial Management from Pace University, New York City.

Dr. Kulik has had eight years of experience developing and teaching more that 50 online and blended courses in the social sciences using the Blackboard course management system. She served three years as Chair of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, and recently began writing a faculty blog, “Where in the World is Professor Kulik?” on the Berkeley College website. Dr. Kulik holds a BA degree in Sociology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ; and an MA and PhD in Social Anthropology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
A leader in business education for 80 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

Photo Caption: Berkeley College has named Al Widman, DPS, as Chair, Online, School of Business.

Photo Caption: Berkeley College has named Marilyn Kulik, PhD, as Chair, Online, School of Liberal Arts.




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