Dr. Michael McDonough

Chair, Raritan Valley Community College

Dr. Michael J. McDonough joined Raritan Valley Community College in June 2014, becoming the institution’s eighth president. Before joining RVCC, McDonough served as provost and vice president of academic services at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY (2011-2014); as dean of Liberal Arts at Monroe Community College (2007-2011); and as the Fred H. Gertz Professor of English at Alfred University in Alfred, NY (1987-2007). He has also taught at Pennsylvania State University and Oklahoma State University.

Currently, McDonough serves as the chair of the NJCC Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development; he is the chair of the Academic Issues Committee; and is a board member for Engage NJ. He is a past chair of the College Board’s National Academic Council and a former College Board Trustee.

McDonough received his B.A. (Hons) in Film and Drama and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Reading University in England; an M.A. in English from Oklahoma State University; a Ph.D. in English from Pennsylvania State University; and an I.E.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

In his next career, he will be a professional golfer and rock critic.