Steven Schreiner, Ph.D., P.E., was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Manhattan College in July 2020. He joined Manhattan College from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where he served as dean of the School of Engineering since 2008. Prior to that, he was founding chair of biomedical engineering and chair of the engineering undergraduate admissions committee at Western New England University from 2001 to 2008.
At TCNJ, Schreiner developed several new and accelerated academic programs, including a new Master of Education in integrative-STEM for in-service teachers that utilizes online and blended modalities. In consultation with TCNJ’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, his team created a public policy option within the undergraduate engineering science degree program that offered internship experience through a partnership with The Washington Center. At Western New England University, he collaborated with both the business and law schools to develop accelerated graduate degrees.
Schreiner also has experience leading the development of new facilities, and has overseen the design for major renovations of laboratory, classroom and support spaces at both TCNJ and Western New England University. In addition, he supported a National Science Foundation Advance Grant aimed at increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic careers in science and engineering. During his tenure at TCNJ, both applications and annual donations to the School of Engineering increased substantially.
Schreiner is a nationally and internationally recognized accreditation expert. He served as a commissioner and member of the executive committee of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and on advisory boards at Clemson University and Vanderbilt University.
Schreiner received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Western New England University, and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral researcher in radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.