Meet the Staff

Arthur D. CasciatoArthur D. Casciato (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is the Director of the Office of Distinguished Fellowships. He came to Rutgers in fall 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania where he was adjunct associate professor of English and founding Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Before his appointment at Penn, he was an associate professor of English and American Studies at Miami University of Ohio. He has co-edited two books, Waiting for Nothing and Other Writings by Tom Kromer, and Critical Essays on William Styron, as well as published articles on the novels of Styron, Theodore Dreiser, John Barth, and Pietro Di Donato. He was also the co-founder and first book review editor of the journal, American Literary History.


Lauren FosterLauren Foster is a Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Academic Affairs . As Program Coordinator, she provides support for the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, Educational Enrichment, and UAA programing. Lauren has worked in higher education since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University and studied Product Development at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California.