Director and Administrative Staff

David Furgione

SEAS Director

This summer will be my 4th year as Director of SEAS.  My teaching reflects my interests in science education and how life interacts with each other.  Outside of teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, hiking and seeing the world.  I have traveled and backpacked in over 30 countries, most recently the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

One thing I’ve come to appreciate during my time at Stockton is the power of a single experience.  A student’s life can be transformed by studying abroad, an internship, a specific class, an honors project, an apprenticeship, or a mentor.  SEAS has precisely this effect on our students.  They leave as different people. They see themselves differently.  They see the world differently.  They become empowered in terms of their day-to-day lives, their academic goals, and what they can imagine as potential careers.  I hope you join us!

Peter Straub

Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

I am currently the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a Professor of Biology at Stockton University. I received my post-doctoral training in molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware, College of Ocean, Earth and Environment. I have been a visiting researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries laboratory in Sandy Hook and a seasonal Scientist at the Mt Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, ME.  I am currently involved in research using sonar to map and remove marine debris such as lost crab traps from local bays and waterways.

Amanda Allen

Administrative Assistant

I manage the administrative and logistical aspects of SEAS, including the office.  My interests include my volunteer work as a cheer coach, travel and my family.  If you have any questions about the program, please give me a call.