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School of Science Office

 


Laurel Leonard
Assistant Dean

Science Complex South, P-107
P)  609-771-3472
F)  609-637-5116
E)  leonardl@tcnj.edu

Laurel has prior experience in higher education at Indiana University, both in the Office of Student Financial Assistance and the Jacobs School of Music. In addition, she has worked as a project engineer for firms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Laurel holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and an M.S. in Adult Education from Indiana University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her twin sons, running and strength training.


Jeffrey M. Osborn
Dean

Science Complex South, P-105
P)  609-771-2724
F)  609-637-5116

Dean Osborn is an administrator-teacher-scholar, teaching and conducting research in biological, interdisciplinary, and higher education areas.  He and his students primary scientific focus addresses questions about plant evolutionary biology, and Dr. Osborn has received over $8.6 million in grant funding as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator. He is a Past-President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization of over 11,000 individual and 700 institutional members representing all disciplines and over 900 colleges and universities of all types.  Dr. Osborn currently serves as a principal investigator on CUR’s National Science Foundation-funded national workshop project providing comprehensive support for faculty, institutions, state systems and consortia, as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Botany, and as a member of the External Advisory Board of the State of Oklahoma’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program. He has received numerous awards including the CUR Fellows Award, the Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America, the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America from the National Science Foundation, and Truman State University’s (Missouri) highest award for recognizing outstanding faculty members.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas State University–San Marcos and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

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Genevieve M. (Gem) Perkins
Assistant to the Dean and Office Manager

Science Complex South, P-105
P)  609-771-2724
F)  609-637-5116
E)  perkinsg@tcnj.edu

Gem was on staff at TCNJ for eight years (from 1999-2007), having most recently served in the Division of Student Affairs as the Manager of the Brower Student Center.  She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A in Counselor Education, both from TCNJ.  Gem lives in Morrisville, PA with her family and enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching sports, and going to plays and musicals.


Shawn Sivy
HPC System Administrator

Forcina Hall, Rm 447/463
P)  609-771-3475
F)  609-637-5116
E)  ssivy@tcnj.edu

Shawn began working for TCNJ in 1991, most recently serving as the Director of Networking and Technical Services. During his many years of service at TCNJ, he has been involved in all facets of systems architecture and administration, from networking design to server virtualization and clustering.  He designed much of the Unix/Linux architecture currently used on campus, as well as the campus network infrastructure.  When Shawn began his tenure at TCNJ (TSC) he directly supported the sciences, and he is excited to have returned to the School of Science to help maximize high-performance scientific computing across the school.  Shawn holds a B.S. in Computer Science from TCNJ and lives locally with his family. He likes to vacation in Walt Disney World and enjoys being involved in video game culture.


Christopher Tallman
Grants Administrator and Budget Manager

Science Complex South, P-105
P)  609-771-3339
F)  609-637-5116
E)  tallmac2@tcnj.edu

Christopher Tallman received a B.A. from the College of New Jersey, an M.P.A. in Public Policy from New York University, and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).  He has a 20-year background in federal IT contract and program management and worked part-time for 15 years as a Data Analyst for Ramapo College’s Educational Opportunity Fund program.  In his free time, Chris enjoys golf, tennis, running, and spending time with his wife and two children.


Emeritus Staff

Patricia Van Hise
Assistant Dean

Monica Zrada
Assistant to the Dean

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