Dr. Sunita Kramer joined the Office of the Provost in January 2019, after serving four years as the founding Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Honors College where she created and implemented the core academic vision of the college. Before joining the Honors College, Dr. Kramer was an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where her laboratory focused on the role of cell guidance molecules during early heart development. In 2005, she was awarded the Compact for Faculty Diversity Mentor of the Year Award for her commitment to diversity education. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Kramer earned a B.A. in biology from Franklin and Marshall College and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Stony Brook University.
As Assistant Vice Provost, Dr. Kramer provides leadership and oversight for campus undergraduate-level research and innovation activities across New Brunswick. She works with academic units to coordinate and develop new avenues for undergraduate research, including the incorporation of experiential research activities into the academic curriculum, developing grant proposals, and working with corporate partners to expand engaged learning opportunities. Dr. Kramer brings a demonstrated commitment to effective undergraduate teaching and learning as well as significant expertise in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and supports the design of inclusive learning environments that bring together students, faculty, and external university partners to encourage creative inquiry.