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Michael Dodge Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Life Professor of Education

Dr. Michael Dodge serves as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Life at American International College. In this role, he provides leadership, direction, and support for the division of Academic Affairs and Student Life for AIC. Dr. Dodge is responsible for the oversight of the Schools of Business, Arts, and Sciences, Health Sciences, and Education; the Registrar’s Office; the Shea Library; Residential Life and Student Conduct, Health Services, and Student Life, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS).

Michael has spent more than 20 years working at public and private educational institutions. Michael's research focuses on supporting underrepresented students, organizational development and learning, and the role of social networking sites. Michael has been involved in national higher education organizations, presented at various conferences, & taught a variety of courses focused on diversity, social justice, leadership development, & social change. He holds a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English at the State University of New York at Oswego. Dr. Dodge is involved in the local community and is an appointed member of the Holyoke Conservation Commission. He also serves as a trainer for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and provides high-quality consulting educational services in the areas of diversity/social justice education, group development/ interpersonal dynamics, & organizational change management.

Education:
Ed.D., Education Policy and Leadership – Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.A., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Secondary Education and English, State University of New York at Oswego

Awards:
2024 LGBTQ+ Leader Award from MassLive

Research:
Strategies for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic settings

Organizational development and learning in higher education administration

Best practices for supporting underrepresented students in higher education

Innovative approaches to student success in higher education

The role of student affairs in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in college campuses

LGBTQ+ student success and retention in higher education institutions

Teaching Areas:
Student success in higher education

Higher education leadership

Managing higher education

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