Senior Team

Joel Martin wearing blue suit and tie, in front of Main Hall

Dr. Joel W. Martin


Dr. Joel W. Martin is the 19th president of Wagner College. He also holds the rank of professor of religious studies. Dr. Martin has a distinguished record of teaching, service, and leadership at colleges and universities large and small, including Franklin and Marshall College, the University of California Riverside, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has a particular interest in connecting scholarly work with current social problems and needs. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Birmingham-Southern College. He holds a master’s in theological studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in the history of religions from Duke University.


Angelo Araimo

Angelo G. Araimo

Senior Vice President for Advancement, Enrollment, & Planning

Angelo Araimo joined Wagner in 1994 and oversees the offices of admissions, financial aid, athletics, external programs, institutional research, institutional advancement, and communications and marketing. He also oversees all of the College’s enrollment and retention efforts. Since 2005, Mr. Araimo has worked closely with the Board of Trustees while directing the institutional strategic plan. Under his leadership, enrollment has grown by 50%, and the residential population of the College has doubled. Previously, he held the position of director of admissions at St. Joseph’s College in New York, where he worked for five years. Mr. Araimo also taught history at both St. Joseph’s College and St. John’s University from 1986 to 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in history from St. John’s University. He has also completed all coursework towards a doctorate in global history from St. John’s.

Dr. Nicholas Richardson

Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Nicholas Richardson serves Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs during academic year 2021-2022. He has served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs since 2018. Richardson joined Wagner College in June 2000 as an assistant professor of chemistry. Promoted to associate professor and tenured in Fall 2006, he was promoted to full professor in Fall 2015. Richardson’s college service includes serving as the Physical Sciences Department chair (2013-18), Faculty Personnel Committee chair (2009-14); First-Year Program coordinator (2007-10, 2016-18), Academic Honesty Committee chair (2002-04), Priorities and Budget Committee chair (2004-05) and faculty representative to the Board of Trustees (2004-05). He was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award (2003, 2013), Excellence in Service award (2004, 2011) and Excellence in Scholarship Award (2006).


John Carrescia

John A. Carrescia, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer &Vice President for Finance & Administration

John Carrescia joined Wagner College in 2003 and currently oversees the College’s Finance and Business Office, Bursar’s Office, Campus Operations, Human Resources, Postal Center, Copy Center, Dining Services, and Bookstore. He serves as the chair for the College’s pension committee and is responsible for all financial compliance and reporting requirements. Mr. Carrescia has been an adjunct professor for accounting at the College for more than 10 years. Before coming to Wagner, Mr. Carrescia was a supervising senior accountant at KPMG LLP. Mr. Carrescia is also an alumnus of Wagner, where he received his Bachelor of Science in accounting, and Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration.


Dr. Ruta Shah-Gordon

Dr. Ruta Shah-Gordon

Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs & Campus Life

Dr. Shah-Gordon oversees residential education; co-curricular programs; leadership development and student conduct; the centers for wellness, intercultural advancement, and spirituality; the Department for Lifelong Learning; and Public Safety. She also serves as chief of staff, working closely with and other senior staff to ensure administrative efficiency. She serves as the co-chair for the Diversity and Internationalization Action Council and is responsible for furthering the strategic blueprints for the College in these areas. As vice president, she leads the connection of academic and co-curricular experiences, creating opportunities for students to learn more about themselves as civically engaged, psycho-socially adapted, and interculturally competent citizens of the world. She also serves as the College's Title IX Deputy Coordinator. She is administrative coordinator for the Mandela Washington Fellowship at Wagner, which is part of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative. She earned her doctorate in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.

Jazzmine Clarke-Glover

Vice President for Workplace Culture & Inclusion, Chief HR Officer & Chief Diversity Officer

Ms. Clarke-Glover provides leadership in the College’s strategic planning and vision of talent management, retention and development, diversity and inclusion, as well as HR policies and programs. Ms. Clarke-Glover joined Wagner in 2015 as director of human resources and the College’s Title IX coordinator. She previously served as assistant director of human resources at New York City Technical College and an HR professional for the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She is a member and past president of the Board of College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR). She is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). She also holds certifications in Business and Ethical Leadership and Leadership & Succession Planning. She is a doctoral candidate at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. She holds a master’s in industrial and labor relations from Baruch College and a B.S/M.S. in sociology from Boston College.