Katherine Zatz, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean, School of Administrative Science

Program Affiliations:

  • Master of Administrative Science (MAS)
  • Master of Sports Administration (MSA)
  • Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security (MSCHSA)
  • Master of Science in Service Innovation and Leadership (MSSIL)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration (BASA)/

Dr. Katherine (Kate) Zatz joined Fairleigh Dickinson University as the Assistant Dean for the School of Administrative Science in the Fall of 2017. Dr. Zatz earned her Ed.D., Ed.M. and M.A. from Columbia University - Teachers College in Higher and Adult Education and Student Personnel Administration. She earned her B.A. from Macalester College. She has taught courses and been a guest lecturer in student affairs and higher education administration. She has served as a dissertation reader at Seton Hall University and Capella University.

In 2007, she became a member of the Registry of College Presidents consulting on issues of enrollment management, student affairs and for-profit higher education. She has served as a senior consultant in organizational development, assessment, change management, and employee engagement with Toolpack Consulting, LLC a boutique organizational development firm.

Since 2004, Dr. Zatz has served as on the Board of American Public University System and American Military University for over 12 years she served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. As Vice President of Student Development at SUNY Rockland, Dr. Zatz was responsible for enrollment management, financial aid, student activities and athletics, the student information system, two off-site centers, administration of federal and state grants.

For nine years Dr. Zatz was the Senior Student Affairs Officer at Hudson County Community College.

She holds the following certificates:

  • Human Resources Management - Cornell University
  • Institute for Education Management - Harvard School of Education
  • Corporate Governance - Wharton School University of Pennsylvania
  • Emerging Woman Leaders program of the American Council of Education
  • Title IX Investigator
  • Financial Aid Advisor / Novice Training New York Financial Aid Administrators
  • HERS program at Wellesley College.

In 2012 Dr. Zatz earned her School Business Administrator license for the State of New Jersey. She also holds certification as a secondary Social Studies teacher in Minnesota.

In 1984, Kate was a co-founder and coordinator of a soup kitchen at 114th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. During the past thirty years, it has evolved into, a non-profit organization serving over 30,000 meals a year. The program now incorporates drug, alcohol, HIV, and health education, and a shelter for homeless women. Kate served on the Broadway Community's Advisory Board until 2012. In 2009, she was named a Woman of Achievement by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.