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


Angela DeRocini, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Student Academic Support

Angela DeRocini joined Rutgers-Camden in September 2012.  Before becoming the Assistant Director of Student Academic Support, she worked as a Project Manager for Strategic Initiatives and as an assistant to the Vice Chancellor and Provost in the Chancellor’s Office.  She currently oversees the Peer Tutoring and Academic Support Programs for all undergraduate students and is the Application Administrator for RaptorConnect.  Prior to joining Rutgers – Camden, in addition to owning a photography and design studio, Angela held various roles in manufacturing operations, project management and clinical education.  She is a member of the American Management Association, the World Association for Online Education, and Professional Photographers Association.  Angela is a proud Rutgers University graduate!  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management from the School of Business – Camden and received her M.Ed. in Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

 
Phone: (856) 225-6702   Email: angela.derocini@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.

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