JoAnne Malatesta

JoAnne Malatesta

Vice Provost and Dean
Undergraduate Education
Education

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University at Albany

M.A. in Criminal Justice, University at Albany

B.A. in Social Psychology and Criminal Behavior, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

JoAnne Malatesta
About

I joined the University at Albany in 1997 to pursue my PhD in Criminal Justice and I have been fortunate to remain at the university throughout my career. Prior to my current appointment as Director of the Academic Support Center and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education I served in a variety of positions at the University at Albany and developed a passion for working with students in higher education.

As the Director of the Academic Support Center I have redirected my energies to ensuring the success of all incoming and continuing students. I am responsible for overseeing an amazing team of professional advisors who are responsible for advising all (non-EOP) first year students in addition to providing specialized advising for pre-health, pre-law, and prospective transfer students.

I believe that the development of partnerships across the University is critical for the growth and enhancement of the overall student experience and that our collaborative efforts provide unique and personalized support essential to student success. To that end, I have championed the implementation of state of the art technologies and shared platforms that improve communication and connections between students and advisors across the campus. By breaking down traditional silos we are able to more seamlessly share information and build campus-wide solutions that address individual student needs.

Above all else, I believe in the power of personal connections and the importance of recognizing individual journeys, challenges, and successes. The Academic Support Center is built on the premise that each one of our students has the potential for great success and we stand ready to empower each student to design and cultivate their unique pathway to achieve their goals.