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Rachelle Germana

rachelle germanaSenior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Rachelle Germana leads the Division of Undergraduate Education as the Senior Associate Provost. She was appointed to that role in January 2024. Germana has served since 2014 in Undergraduate Education at Stony Brook, and has worked professionally in higher education since 2001. 

Inspired by a sociology course she taught at Rutgers University for at-promise students, Germana shifted from the faculty career track to a focus on student success. A cognitive sociologist by training, Germana uses her social science background to understand and support student transition, retention, and graduation. As Senior Associate Provost, Germana oversees a variety of divisional and University efforts aligned with retention and graduation, including an applied research lab dedicated to student success.

Previously, Germana was the Assistant Dean for the Undergraduate Colleges and the Associate Provost for Academic Success at Stony Brook. She has also held roles in first year transition at both Rutgers University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), and oversaw a summer academic program at Stanford University.

Germana earned her PhD in sociology from Rutgers University where she also taught introductory courses on sociological topics, as well as courses involving gender, social identities, and culture and cognition, which are her scholarly areas.


Nadine Greenstein
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 631.632.7211
407 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1401