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School of Science Office


Nadine DalrympleNadine Head Shot
Grant Writer

Science Complex south, P-303
P)  609-771-2905
F)  609-637-5116
E)  dalrympn@tcnj.edu

Nadine Dalrymple received a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining the School of Science as the Grant Writer, she was a Postdoc at Stony Brook University where she developed her grant writing and editing skills while studying dengue virus pathogenesis. Dr. Dalrymple also helped launch and manage Stony Brook’s first Postdoctoral Association. In her free time, Nadine does freelance editing and science writing and enjoys running, hiking, reading, and exploring NJ’s fine cuisine.


Laurel LeonardLaurel Head Shot
Assistant to the Dean and Office Manager

Science Complex south, P-105
P)  609-771-2724
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. Osbornosborn_001
Dean

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

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 $7 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 10,000 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 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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Patricia Van HisePatTCNJoffice-schoolofscienceofficepage
Assistant Dean

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

The College of New Jersey, under one name or another, has been a part of Patricia Van Hise’s life since she entered the College as a first-year mathematics major at age 17.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, she returned to Trenton State College to earn an M.A. in mathematics.  During that time she served as a graduate assistant in the Mathematics Department and discovered computers.  A career in teaching mathematics and computer science in a local high school followed, during which time she earned a Supervisor’s Certificate at Rider University and a Principal’s Certificate at Rutgers University, as well as served as department chair for 17 years.  During that time Pat also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Trenton State College from time to time, and her excitement by computer science continued to develop.  In the year 2000, she joined TCNJ as a full time instructor in the new Department of Computer Science and also taught courses in the Mathematics and Statistics Department.  In 2005, she became Assistant Dean in the School of Science.

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