Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Dr. Stephanie A. Gordon

Stephanie Gordon serves as the vice president for professional development at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a higher education association located in Washington, DC in the United States. She joined the Association in 2003 as the director of educational programs. Since that time, the Association has more than doubled in size to more than 15,500 members. She supervises a professional development team at the largest, most comprehensive student affairs association in the United States.

Prior to joining NASPA, Stephanie served as director of residence life and coordinator of first-year programs at Chatham University, assistant director of residence life, staff development, and training at Colgate University, and assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Simmons College.

Her research interests focus on student retention, persistence, and readiness to learn.  Stephanie also focuses on assisting student affairs educators in their daily work on campus. She has co-authored a chapter in the Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession and authored a chapter in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration.

Stephanie received her B.A. in English literature and political science from Simmons College and earned her Ed.M. in higher education administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

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