Dr. Philip Mauceri
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Philip Mauceri was appointed as the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz, effective Aug. 1, 2012.
In addition to serving as Provost at New Paltz, Mauceri holds tenure and professor rank in the Political Science Department. His specialty is comparative politics and Latin American politics.
As Provost, Mauceri serves as the College’s chief academic officer in addition to being a member of the President’s executive management team. Reporting directly to the President in his dual role as Provost/Vice President, he is responsible for the five instructional divisions, the Graduate School, the Sojourner Truth Library, Academic Advising, the Center for International Programs, Sponsored Programs, the Honors Program, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. In addition, he oversees the academic affairs budget, and works with faculty, governance groups, and other administrators to develop academic policies and standards. Mauceri is also the chief personnel officer for academic employees and is responsible for hiring and evaluating faculty and also ensuring, together with the faculty, that the New Paltz curriculum is relevant, timely and adequately supported.
Dr. Mauceri previously served as Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as a professor of political science, at the University of Northern Iowa. He joined the Northern Iowa faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor; was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1998, and earned the rank of professor in 2005. He was been awarded two Fulbrights to teach and conduct research in Bogotá, Colombia (2001) and in the Dominican Republic (2002). Mauceri’s responsibilities at Northern Iowa, which has 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, included overseeing a nearly $13 million budget, 115 faculty, 2,000 student majors, and seven departments. He also administered two interdisciplinary programs, two centers, and the Office of the Dean. While dean, Mauceri worked with the College Development Office and University Foundation on fundraising, communication, and marketing efforts, including creating the first College Advisory Board made up mostly of distinguished alumni to assist with fundraising efforts.
Prior to his 18 years at Northern Iowa, Mauceri was a visiting assistant professor at the Centers of Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1991 to 1994. He has also been a visiting lecturer or scholar at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela (summer 1993), the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania (1990-1991) and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in Lima, Peru (1988-1990).
Mauceri earned a Ph. D. in Political Science at Columbia University in 1991 and an M.A. in 1985 and B.A. in 1983 (Cum Laude with Honors) from New York University. A Brooklyn native, Mauceri is married to Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, an attorney, and has three children at home.