Ripkey, Staci L. (slh2155)

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Ripkey, Staci L.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Organization & Leadership

206 Zankel

Office Hours:
By Appointment.

Educational Background

Ed.D, Higher & Postsecondary Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.M., Higher & Postsecondary Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
B.A, English Literature - Rutgers College, Rutgers University

Scholarly Interests

Organizational Change in Higher Education


College Student Retention and Success

Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Selected Publications

Ripkey, S. L. (2017). Organizational Change & Ambidexterity in Higher Education: A case study of institutional merger. In A. B. Shani & D. A. Noumair (Eds.), Research in organizational change and development (Volume 25). Research in Organizational Change and Development. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, Limited.

Ripkey, S. L. (2016). Institutional Merger in American Higher Education: A Case Study Exploring Considerations for Theory and Practice (Order No. 10119704). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1795570263).

Yousey, K., Richter, D., & Ripkey, S. (2011) ACPA Sustainability Task Force: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Materials Guidebook,ACPA College Student Educators International.

Yousey, K., Richter, D. & Ripkey, S. (November/December 2010) “What are Students Learning About Sustainability?,About Campus, Volume 15, Issue 3.

Hersh, S. (2006), “Exploring a New Dimension of College Student Retention: Supporting Undergraduate Leaves of Absence,” The Journal of Student Affairs at New York University, Volume III.

Dr. Ripkey is Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, College of Dentistry. With more than a decade of experience as a higher education administrator, Dr. Ripkey has also held roles across the areas of academic advising, admissions, diversity affairs, financial aid, and student affairs within both medical education at Columbia University, and in undergraduate liberal arts education at New York University. In addition, Dr. Ripkey serves on a number of professional organizations in higher education.  

2018-2021 - Co-investigator:“Growing Faculty Success in Community-Based Educational Settings.” HRSA Grant – Health Resources and Services Administration; New York University College of Dentistry; PI: C. Chinn

2014-2018 - American Dental Education Association (ADEA): Chair (formerly Chair-Elect; Secretary), Section on Student Affairs and Financial Aid

2015-present - Title IX University Response Team: Hearing Panelist; Appeals Panelist; Respondent Facilitator

10/05-present - Student Affairs Conference at NYU: Conference Committee

10/05-present - Journal of Student Affairs at New York University: External Reviewer / Editorial Team Member

7/11-present - National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition: External Reviewer, Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

3/07-5/10 - College Student Educators International (ACPA) ACPA Commission for Admissions, Orientation & the First-Year Experience: Directorate Board Member / Vice Chair for Convention / Sponsored Programs Chair

Ripkey, S. (2019).“Change in Higher Education: Challenges & Opportunities.” New York University, New York, NY.

Ripkey, S. (2018).“Resources and Strategies for Supporting Student Success.” New York University, New York, NY.

Noumair, D.A., Shani, R.A.B., Ripkey, S. (2017). “Research Trajectories in Organization Change and Development: Conversations with  ROCD 25 Authors” Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA.

Ripkey, S., McMurray, A., Petersen, S., Xirao-Probert, P., (2016). “Connect, Engage, Retain: Responding to the Shifting Expectations of Today’s Young Professionals” American Dental Association (ADA) Board of Trustees Annual Retreat, New Orleans, LA. *Keynote Presentation

Ripkey, S., McMurray, A., Morano, M., Xirao-Probert, P., (2016). “Changes in Expectations Drive Changes in Institutions” American Dental Education Association Fall Meeting, Sponsored Program: Houston, TX.

Spielman, A., Ripkey, S., and Treat, T. (2015). “Retention Rescue: Student Support Services & Best Practices” American Dental Education Association Fall Meeting, Sponsored Program: Chicago, IL.

Ripkey, S. (2015). “Leading Change in Higher Education.” CUNY Division of Student Affairs: New York, NY  *Keynote Speaker

Ripkey, S. & Spielman, A. (2015).“Changing the Culture of the College: A Lesson from Institutional Best Practices.” New York University; New York, NY.

Ripkey, S. (2015). “Thinking Strategically about Your Professional Future.” Stony Brook University Professional Development Conference; Stony Brook University, New York, NY.  *Keynote Speaker

Ripkey, S. (2015). “Putting Ideas into Action: Strategies for Leading & Implementing Change.” Student Affairs Conference at NYU; New York, NY.

Ripkey, S. (2014). “Leadership in Theory & Practice.” 2014 NYUCD/Colgate Palmolive Student Leadership Retreat; Norwalk, CT.

Yousey-Elsener, K., & Ripkey, S. (2010). “Sustainability and Student Learning Outcomes: Assessing and Impacting Campus Culture” StudentVoice Webinar.

Ripkey, S. and West, M. (2010). “Building Effective Teams, Innovative Tools for Engaging Student Leaders.” National ACPA Convention: Boston, MA; Student Affairs Conference at NYU; New York, NY.


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