Richard Schroeder is Dean of Socal and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. He previously served as Director (founding) of the Center for African Studies, and as Undergraduate Director, Graduate Director and Chair of the Department of Geography at Rutgers.
He is the author of two books and an edited collection, including Africa After Apartheid: South Africa, Race and Nation in Tanzania, which won the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography in 2012. He subsequently received the 2016 Robert Netting Award for research and professional activities that bridge Geography and Anthropology by the AAG’s Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group.
Schroeder is a past member of the Board of Directors of the African Studies Association, and a recipient of the 2014 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools’ Graduate Teaching Award (PhD level). He holds a BA from Macalester College; an MS from the University of Wisconsin; and a PhD from the University of California‐Berkeley.