Giuseppe M. Fazari, Ph.D

Giuseppe M. Fazari is the Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Seton Hall University.  He was previously the Director of Administrative Studies at St. Peter’s University.  Before returning to higher education administration, he served as the Trial Court Administrator (TCA) for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union Vicinage and had overall responsibility as the chief administrator for financial management, human resources, information systems, caseflow management, probation services, jury utilization, facilities, records management, and court services and projects.  Prior to being appointed TCA, he served as ATCA overseeing court operations in Essex Vicinage, the most voluminous district of the state, which averaged 150,000 filings a year among its Family, Civil, and Criminal Divisions.  During his career with the New Jersey Judiciary, Dr. Fazari served in the Criminal, Civil, and Operations Divisions.

Dr. Fazari is a faculty member for the National Center for State Courts where he teaches caseflow management and court performance standards and is a Past President of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators (NJACJE).  He has served as a consultant for Ijoma & Associates Court Management Associates, Ltd. where his areas of focus include case management, court security, and business process reengineering and was a Lead Developer and Subject-Matter Expert for the National Association for Court Management’s (NACM) Core Competencies for Court Administrators.  He has been published in the Court Manager, International Journal for Court Administration, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and Federal Probation journals, the National Center for State Courts’ report series Trends in State Courts, and co-authored the NACM professional guides on court security, business continuity management, court administration, and chaired the publication Achieving and Sustaining the Green Court.

Dr. Fazari holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Seton Hall University where he also earned a master’s degree in public administration, and a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. He is a Harvard-trained consultant, completed a postgraduate certificate in U.S. law and methodologies from New York University, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (ICM).  He was the 2008 recipient of the ICM Vice-President’s Award of Merit for Applied Research and was awarded the 2014 NJACJE Jack A. Mark Award in recognition for his contributions to the field of criminal justice.