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Dr. Peter Philip Mercer

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Phone: (201) ***-****  
Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah , New Jersey 07430
United States

Company Description: The Ramapo College Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program focuses on financial literacy and the stock market to help high school students form good...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Laws , Law
    Cambridge University
  • Bachelor of Laws degree
    University of Western Ontario
  • Doctor of Philosophy , Law
    Cambridge University
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Peter Philip Mercer, President
Dr. Peter P. Mercer, President
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Became Ramapo College's fourth president on July 1, 2005. He previously served as dean of the law school and then as vice president (administration) and general counsel at the University of Western Ontario, where he was a professor of law. A former visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan, he has also been a faculty member at the Unviersity of Calgary, the University of Detroit and the University of Windsor. In 2005, Rotary International appointed Dr. Mercer a Paul Harris Fellow. He has received Teacher of the Year awards from the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario and the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. He has authored, co-authored and edited two books, numerous articles, book chapters and reviews. His recent publications have focused on the legal profession and professional standards as well as the unique features of higher education administration. He earned his LLM and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a JD from the University of Western Ontario. For sixteen years, he has also served as principal instructor in the Senior University Administrators Course held at the Banff Center, Banff Alberta each June and he is a member of the faculty of the Harvard University Seminar for New Presidents held every July. Dr. Mercer is also immediate past chair of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities Presidents' Council. Under his leadership, the NJASCU launched the New Jersey College Promise Action Network, a resource which linked over 9,000 people who care about the nine state colleges and universities with those in a position to make these institutions a higher priority -- including the New Jersey Governor and Legislature. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Presidents' Council. Nationally, Dr. Mercer is the American Association of Colleges and Universities representative to the Advisory Board of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. In addition to the higher education sector, Dr. Mercer's service also includes membership on the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Assoication of New Jersey and the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce. During Dr. Mercer's time at Ramapo College, the college has been increasingly regarded as a great value and a superior institution. Ramapo College has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the "Best Regional Universities in the North," by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine as a member of its "The Best Northeastern Colleges" list. During the same period, Ramapo College has also benefitted from implementing sound financial practices yielding a bond rating from Standard & Poor's that was recently raised from A- to A stable. In addition, the college's comprehensive capital campaign, "Further Our Promise," surpassed its $40 million goal nearly 18 months ahead of schedule. Over the past several years, Dr. Mercer has led Ramapo College through an ambitious and transformative campus-wide building program that has resulted in the completion of the Anisfield School of Business, the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center, the Overlook and Laurel residence halls, the Sharp Sustainability Education Center, and the Salameno Spirituality Center.
Path to Citizenship is Key to Keeping Best Immigrants, Boosting NJ Economy:  Opinion, Star Ledger Guest Columnist article, September 22, 2013, 7 Dec 2015 [cached]
Ali Houshmand and Peter P. Mercer
Peter P. Mercer is president of Ramapo College of New Jersey.
"Words Matter" Broadcasts to Air Throughout the Week, 11 June 2014 [cached]
Words Matter Part I features Dr. Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College and Vice Chair of the NJ Association of Colleges and Universities. Dr. Mercer discusses the challenges of college leadership, the essential role of humanities in confronting questions of purpose and meaning, and the problems of over-extending economic theory. "The notion that economics is the lens through which the world should be viewed, and particularly the world of higher education should be viewed, is very, very badly flawed," he says.
Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College (Duration: 8:16)
Peter Mercer shares thoughts, humor, and personal anecdotes on the challenges and rewards ofcollege leadership, the central role of humanities in education, and the importance of words and meaning.Bio: Dr. Mercer holds an LL.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, where he later served as Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Leadership — New Jersey Presidents' Council - Documents, 20 June 2015 [cached]
President Peter Mercer, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey | Board of Directors, 4 May 2015 [cached]
Dr. Peter Philip Mercer President Ramapo College of NJ
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