Learning Center Staff

Ajeenah Nuriddin-Little, Ed.D.
Director of Academic Support

Dr. Ajeenah Nuriddin-Little is the Director of Academic Support at Rutgers University—Camden. She joined the Rutgers University—Camden community in October of 2016. Prior to Rutgers University—Camden, Ajeenah served as the Assistant Dean of Student Support Services at Peirce College among other roles during her thirteen years. She was responsible for supporting traditional and nontraditional students while leading student success initiatives such as the Developmental Education program, state and federal grant programs and retention management initiatives. In addition, Ajeenah served on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study Steering Committee as well as lead a cross-functional committee responsible for the implementation of the strategic plan initiative under Guidance and Support.
Dr. Nuriddin-Little received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Rowan University, M.S. in Human Resource Counseling and her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Phone: (856)-225-6442     Email: Ahn26@camden.rutgers.edu

RJ Portella, M.Ed.
Learning Specialist

RJ Portella has over 26 years of experience of both tutoring and academic coaching in the private educational sector.  He joined the Rutgers University—Camden Learning Center in June of 2017.  RJ earned his BFA  from New York University and received his M.Ed. here at Rutgers University—Camden.  He works specifically with students on academic probation through the Raptor Flight Program, and his academic enrichment services are available to all Rutgers University—Camden students.

 (856) 225-6823   Email: rj.portella@rutgers.edu

Emma Duncan, M.A.
Learning Center Assistant

Emma graduated from Southeastern University with a B.A. in English. She has been working as a professionally certified tutor since 2017 and teaches English Composition 1 & 2 at Rutgers University—Camden. She obtained her M.A. in English from Rutgers University—Camden in May 2020.  At the Learning Center, Emma manages tutor schedules, assists students in obtaining academic help, and supports the Director of the department.

Phone: (856)-225-6442   Email: emma.duncan@rutgers.edu