SA_ELT-and-SALT-Headshots_S17_LM2_IMG_6608Dean for Graduate Student Life

Mark Schuster received his Bachelor’s in English and Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh and did graduate work in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire before he became a Vice President of Operations for a software development company.  He received a Master’s in Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies of Sport concurrently with his Ph.D. coursework in Higher Education from the University of Iowa prior to joining Rutgers. Mark was the Dean of Students for Rutgers – New Brunswick for many years.

Currently, Mark is the first Dean for Graduate Student Life and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Student Affairs.  Dean Schuster is affiliate faculty in the Graduate School of Education, American Studies, Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on sport, gender and sexuality.  Most recently his courses focus on transforming bodies and identities in American culture.

Dean Schuster was on the inaugural team that created the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). He has presented at the NCAA National Conference on visibility and equity for LGBTQ athletes.  He has been a keynote speaker on civility and the intersection of sport, gender and sexuality at the national and international level.