School of Health and Medical Sciences
Office of the Dean

Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, BCS-CL
Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences
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(973) 275-2168

Mona Sedrak, Ph.D., PA-C
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Division of Health Sciences
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(973) 275-2214

John W. Sensakovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Division of Medical Residencies and Fellowships
(973) 275-2031

Paul Cognata, MA, MSW, LSW 
Assistant Dean for Dual Degree Programs, Division of Health Sciences
(973) 275-4818 

Christopher W. O’Brien, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Dean for Special Academic Programs and Projects, Division of Health Sciences
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(973) 275-2220

Patricia N. Edwards, M.A.
Director of Online Education
(973) 761-7968

Patrick McDermott, M.A.
Director of Graduate Admissions
(973) 275-2062

Lori Riley, M.A.
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events
(973) 313-6077

Nita Blaszka, B.A.
Assistant to the Deans
(973) 275-2031

Jaquonda Hutchins
Assistant to the Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(973) 275-2261

Kathleen O'Neill
Secretary, Clinical Education

(973) 275-2501

Lauren Smith
Secretary, Clinical Education
(973) 275-2057

Department Secretaries

Sonia Burger
Secretary, Department of Athletic Training
(973) 275-2826

Joann Codella
Secretary, Department of Physician Assistant
(973) 275-2596

Joann DeBerto
Secretary, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration*
(973) 275-2076

Tishonda Jones, B.A.
Secretary, Department of Speech-Language Pathology
(973) 275-2825

Aleatha Joseph
Secretary, Department of Physical Therapy
(973) 275-2051

Debra Olszewski, M.A.
Secretary, Department of Occupational Therapy

*Note: The Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration (IHSA) comprises the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences degree programs. Contact for the MHA program is Patrick McDermott, Director of Graduate Admissions:, 973-275-2062. Contact for the PhD program is Joann DeBerto, listed above.
(973) 761-7145

Contact Us:
School of Health and Medical Sciences

McQuaid Hall, 2nd Floor
(973) 275-2800
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Message from the Dean

Brian Shulman Your interest in the School of Health and Medical Sciences of Seton Hall University is appreciated and certainly very welcome. This major Health Sciences University is at the forefront of health professions education, including graduate medical and dental education as well as a variety of health professions.  More...

Faculty Guide and Bylaws McQuaid Hall

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