Ruta Shah-Gordon Biography

rutaverticalforwebRuta Shah-Gordon is the Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life at Wagner College. The Division of Campus Life consists of Residential Education, Co-Curricular Programs, Center for Health and Wellness (comprised of health and counseling services), Center for Academic and Career Engagement (academic advisement, academic support, career services), leadership development, orientation, family weekend, student conduct, and the Center for Intercultural Advancement (internationalization and diversity initiatives).  She serves as the co-chair for both the Internationalization Action Council and the Diversity Action Council and is responsible for furthering the strategic blueprints for the College around these areas.

As Vice President, she leads the connection of students’ academic and co-curricular experiences, creating the opportunity to learn more about themselves as civically engaged, psycho-socially adapted, and interculturally competent citizens of the world.  Ms. Shah-Gordon is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.  She earned her Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Colgate University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook.  She commutes from Iselin, NJ where she resides with her husband, Professor David Gordon (also works at Wagner in the Education Department) and her two teenage daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling and spending time with friends.