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Welcome! As the Dean of Rockefeller College (yes, that's Dean Justine Levine; I rhyme), I oversee the day to day life of the college, have special responsibility for the academic progress of juniors and seniors and work closely with students in all class years on non-routine matters like academic policy exceptions and time away from Princeton. I’m happy to meet with any Rockyites to discuss academics or whatever is on your mind.
Prior to becoming the Dean, I served as Director of Studies at Rocky for five years, working closely with first years and sophomores. Before arriving at Rocky, I spent fourteen years in advising roles, serving as a Fellowship Adviser here at Princeton, Dean for Sophomores and Associate Director of the Honors Program at Rutgers, and founder and Director of the undergraduate research program at Rutgers.
I love to travel and have seen parts of five continents so far, but I'm an unapologetic New Jersey native; I earned my BA in English at Rutgers, picked up a MA in English--focusing on African American and Latinx literature--at UCLA, and returned to Rutgers for my doctoral degree in Sociology and Philosophy of Education. My two children (Noa, age 11, and Ian, age 15) keep me fairly busy in Hopewell when I'm not at Rocky -- I'm on the pit crew for my son's competition marching band, and a dance mom on dance competition weekends) -- but I can often be found trolling farmer's markets and food festivals and I am a sucker for baked goods and live music. I embarrass my daughter by dancing in public. I'd love to hear what you're reading; I'm always looking for a good book.
My door is (almost) always open, so please stop by to introduce yourself in the coming months, and tell me about the things that interest you; I hope that together we can make Rocky the vibrant intellectual community you want it to be, and to make your experience at Princeton the most fulfilling it can be. I look forward to getting to know you, and to helping you to navigate your academic choices and challenges at Princeton and beyond!