Joe Rolón

Assistant Dean for Student Life
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To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a proud New Jerseyan born in Jersey City and raised in Union City.  I was blessed enough to attend the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate years, graduating with a double major in Psychology and Computer Applications.  I returned home to New Jersey for my graduate studies, graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters in General Theoretical Psychology.

My introduction to the world of Student Affairs and Higher Education began at FDU, where I served as a Graduate Hall Director then as a Residence Hall Director.  I’ve served as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi. Most recently I served as the Director of Residence Life at Grinnell College in rural Iowa.  I have also been an instructor for various first year experience seminars and taught psychology courses.  I have also worked as a Mental Health clinician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Hackensack Hospital and the Center for Psychological Services in New Jersey.

Some interesting facts about me are that I am an avid aficionado of films.  I’ve made thirteen short films that have gone on to compete in various in film festivals in New Jersey, New York, and Las Vegas.  I am also a lifelong learner and trivia fan.  One of my bucket list goals is to compete on Jeopardy.  I also enjoy traveling, having been to 48 of the 50 states.  And I recently co-facilitated a global leadership course in Cuba.  This was particularly powerful for me, getting to set foot on my family’s homeland and travel in a country that my family had previously escaped from.  I am looking forward to much more travel in the future.