Dr. Susan Davenport

Susan Davenport, Ph.D. Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

For more than 25 years, Dr. Susan Davenport has devoted her career to the enrichment of higher education; and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.

Dr. Davenport oversees all aspects of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Office of University Relations and Marketing, and the Office of Policy and Procedures, in addition to managing the operations of the President's Office. She is the Chief Negotiator in labor relations for management, and the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer to Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other national, regional, state and local agencies in higher education. Moreover, she leads the University's efforts in advancing strategic initiatives, aligning academic affairs, enrollment management, university relations and development to implement a comprehensive institutional advancement program within the mission of the University.

During her tenure at Stockton, Dr. Davenport held other key leadership positions, most recently serving as the Interim Provost, Stockton's chief academic officer, since April 2015. Two years prior to this appointment, Dr. Davenport established and developed Stockton's Office of E-Learning; and served as the first Vice Provost for E-Learning. She also served as liaison for the State of New Jersey to incorporate aspects of AASCU's Global Challenges initiative into the curriculum.

Prior to joining Stockton, Dr. Davenport was the Associate Provost of Graduate Programs and the Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State College, where she led the development and implementation of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the recruitment and development of faculty, and the assessment of institutional, and programmatic student learning outcomes. She also served as co-chair of Thomas Edison State College's Middle States Self Study Re-accreditation in 2012. She has presented at national and regional conferences on topics including fostering global awareness, learning outcomes assessment, general education, assessment of prior learning and serving nontraditional adults.

Dr. Davenport earned a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, a Master's of Science degree in Psychological Services from University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychobiology from Drew University.