Dean of the School of Science
The College of New Jersey
Jeffrey M. Osborn is Dean of the School of Science at The College of New Jersey. His primary scientific research addresses questions about plant evolutionary biology, and his higher education research focuses on the teacher-scholar role of faculty, faculty workload models, and the integration of high-impact educational practices into the curriculum. He has served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), led a number of institutional and multi-institutional programs to support the institutionalization of undergraduate research and the advancement of undergraduates and faculty who are underrepresented in higher education and STEM. Through these efforts, Dr. Osborn has worked with over 400 colleges and universities across the U.S. His work has been recognized by the CUR Fellows Award, Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America, and the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America from the National Science Foundation. Among other roles, he serves on the External Advisory Committee for the State of Oklahoma’s NIH-INBRE program.