“I have always admired DelVal as a University that truly makes a difference in its community and in the lives of its students.”
Dr. John Woznicki
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Dr. John Woznicki is an experienced academic administrator and faculty member who joined Delaware Valley University as dean of graduate studies in November 2019.
Previously, Dr. Woznicki served as dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State University, in Trenton, New Jersey. Prior to that, he was provost and associate vice president of academic affairs at Union County College and head of the Division of Arts, Communications, and Humanities at Holy Family University, where he also served as a professor of English.
Dr. Woznicki has held faculty positions at Georgian Court University, Community College of Philadelphia, and Fairmont State University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University, a master's in English from the College of New Jersey, and a bachelor's in English from Worcester State University.
“Dr. Woznicki has launched or revised more than a dozen academic programs at the master’s and bachelor’s levels,” said Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski, DelVal’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. “His experience and expertise in this area will be of great value as the University continues to expand its graduate offerings in response to our strategic plan’s charge to engage all learners.”
In “Grow Into Your Future: Dream. Design. Do. The Five-Year Strategic Plan of Delaware Valley University,” DelVal identified growth in graduate offerings as a key objective. Dr. Woznicki will help expand the University's graduate offerings in his role.
In addition to his role as a dean, Dr. Woznicki is also a literary critic who specializes in the poetry and culture of the 20th century. He has published several scholarly articles on artists ranging from Wallace Stevens to Stephen King. He is the author of the book, "Ideological Content and Political Significance in Twentieth-Century American Poetry," as well as the architect and editor of the volume, "The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later."