Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese was named the tenth president of Saint Leo University on July 26, 2018. Previously, Senese was the university’s first provost and senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs, and provided oversight of all educational programs offered at the main campus, at the University’s 35 education centers, and online.
President Senese earned his bachelor’s degree in the administration of justice from the Pennsylvania State University, Master of Arts degree in criminology from Indiana State University and a Ph.D. in criminal justice/research methods/statistics from Michigan State University. He also completed the Institute for Higher Education Management at Harvard University.
Dr. Senese was a faculty member at Indiana University and the University of Baltimore. Dr. Senese engaged in several funded research projects with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Defense. He also has an extensive list of publications including of a methods book, dozens of professional article publications, book chapters, and other publications. Dr. Senese has also presented hundreds of professional papers, interviewed with various media outlets, and has served as a speaker for community conferences and events.
Dr. Senese has extensive international work experiences in Asia and Europe. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He has been recognized by the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore, and Baltimore City Council for his contributions during nearly a decade of service in that community.