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Nicole Stokes-DuPass

Nicole Stokes-DuPass joined Holy Family University in September 2013 as Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. As Associate Dean, she was responsible for goal- setting and implementation in dialogue with the School Dean of tactical, operational and strategic planning within the division, curriculum and program development and assessment initiatives. 

She served in that position for four years before being promoted and appointed as the University’s first Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Diversity.  Her current position reports to the University President and includes oversight for institutional effectiveness, institutional assessment and accreditation, institutional research, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and international education and global partnerships. 

Stokes-DuPass is also a full professor of Sociology and her scholarship consists of three distinct areas of research—citizenship studies and the nation-state; international migration; and political systems, nationalism and public policy. She has several recent publications in her field.

Stokes-DuPass is currently Pennsylvania State Chairperson for the American Council on Education Women’s Network. She also currently serves as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  She currently has leadership positions on a variety of community and local boards.

Prior to joining Holy Family University, Stokes-DuPass was an administrator at Widener University; tenured associate professor and program coordinator at Union County College; and has held various administrative and staff positions at Vassar College, Mount Saint Mary College and Fashion Institute of Technology.  

Stokes-DuPass holds a B.A. in Journalism,  B.S. in Sociology from State University of New York at New Paltz, an M.A. in Sociology and an M.P.S. in Multicultural Education also from State University of New York at New Paltz and Ph.D. in Sociology and Public Policy from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.