RADNOR, Pa. (June 4, 2012) – Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., dean for Academic Affairs at Cabrini College, has been selected to participate in a national leadership development program sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.
The year-long Senior Leadership Academy is designed to prepare the 26 prospective leaders to assume positions as the chief officers in any division—academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management and advancement—in higher education.
Dr. Gingerich will attend a seminar in San Antonio in November, and another in Washington, D.C. in June 2013. He also will participate in a mentoring program, experiential learning projects and analyze case studies.
After joining Cabrini’s faculty in 2005 as an associate professor of sociology, Dr. Gingerich was appointed dean for Academic Affairs in 2010 after serving as interim dean for a year. He helped develop and implement the College’s groundbreaking Justice Matters curriculum. Instituted in 2009, the curriculum carries on the College’s Catholic heritage to engage all students in issues of social justice locally and globally, allowing students to explore the complex factors that create social problems, and gain skills to address them.
Dr. Gingerich has published several articles on peace, urban communities and the Philadelphia Mennonites. His research and academic interests include corrections and punishment, race and ethnic studies, criminology, restorative justice, and a variety of issues in higher education. He earned a bachelor of science in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.