Dr. Jacqueline Hodes currently serves West Chester University as an Associate Professor in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies. She teaches courses in Higher Education and Student Affairs and prepares graduate students for positions in these fields. Dr. Hodes has worked at WCU since 1986, starting her career in Student Affairs as the director of alcohol and drug education. Over 26 years as an administrator, Dr. Hodes served in many different capacities including director of the wellness center and the assistant to the vice-president for student affairs. She has had experience in student conduct, orientation, new student programs, student learning outcomes assessment, fundraising and development and many other areas in student affairs. Most notably, Dr. Hodes served for 18 years as the coordinator for LGBTQA services and continues to serve on the LGBTQA Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Hodes teaches:
Her scholarship is varied and includes both writing and presentations on understanding
the professional identity development of student affairs practitioners, graduate student
success, creating change via collaboration in higher education, civility on college
campuses and strengths-based leadership and practice.
Dr. Hodes serves on a number of committees at West Chester University including the Curriculum and Policies Committee and the Advising Task Force. She is a Certified Strengths (Gallup) Facilitator. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the WCU Graduate Student Association and to Chi Sigma Alpha, an honor society for graduate students in student affairs and higher education programs. She also serves as the Faculty Coordinator for First Year Student Scheduling.
Dr. Hodes was presented with the WCU Civility Award in 2005 and the WCU Legacy of Leadership Award in 2013. She has been recognized by students with the WCU Advising Award and by her professional organization, ACPA Commission for Graduate and Professional Student Affairs for scholarship. She is a member of NASPA and ACPA.