Michelle McDonald

Chief Academic Officer, Atlantic City Campus & Associate Vice President for Academic AffairsMichelle McDonald

Michelle Craig McDonald is the Chief Academic Officer for Stockton's Atlantic City campus and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Office of Continuing Studies, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, and Stockton's remote instructional sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin, and Woodbine. She is also the Lead Negotiator for Stockton's managerial negotiations team and the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer to Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. McDonald is a tenured Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and Humanities. Her research focuses on the intersection of Atlantic world plantation systems, commercial networks, and consumer behavior and has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Department of Education. Since joining Stockton in 2006, Dr. McDonald has served in several administrative capacities, as History Program Coordinator, Vice President of the Faculty Senate, Assistant Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chief Academic Officer, Atlantic City Campus.  

Dr. McDonald received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Museum and American Studies from George Washington University, an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, and a B.A. in History from the University of California (Los Angeles). She was also the Harvard-Newcomen Post-Doctoral Fellow in Business History at the Harvard Business School in 2005, the year before she came to Stockton University.