Dr. James Stewart


James G. Stewart PhD

Associate VP for Student Development and Achievement
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As Associate Vice President for Student Development and Achievement, Dr. James G. Stewart focuses on strengthening retention and persistence efforts for Coppin State University and leading the Eagle Achievement Center (EAC). Dr. Stewart has 19 years of higher education professional experience with expertise in student success. Dr. Stewart previously served as director of academic continuity and engagement (ACE) and the Office of Veteran Affairs at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Stewart also served as director of adult, veteran, and commuter student affairs at DePaul. He previously held positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Knox College, in Galesburg, IL.

Dr. Stewart has written, published, and presented on topics such as retention, students with children, commuter students, generational differences, and data-informed practices.

Eagle Achievement Center

Recent Publication:
Wilson, S.M. & Stewart, J.G. (2022). Delayed adulthood influences on Student Affairs. In Wagner, S.
& Manning-Oullette, A (Eds). International Issues in Student Affairs.

  • NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Region IV Board 2019-2023
  • NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Region IV Conference Co-Chair 2019
  • NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Region IV Conference Programs Co-Chair 2017-2018
  • NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Region IV Conference Registration Chair 2014-2015
  • NASPA (Student Affairs in Higher Education) Adult Learner Students with Children National Chair 2016-2018
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education – Committee member 2015-2017

DePaul University, Curriculum Studies, PhD, 2021
University of Arkansas, Higher Education Leadership, MEd, 2007
Lyon College, Economics, Bachelor of Science, 2004

NASPA Student Affairs in Higher Education
Member 2007-Present

Student retention, persistence, and success. Data-informed decision making. Student advocacy and activism. Civic Engagement.

Baltimore Collegetown Staff Award - 2024
Chicago Quarter Staff Professional of the Year – DePaul University 2018
Divisional Innovation Award – DePaul University 2017
NASPA Excellence Award – Commuter Student Resource Center at UIC 2013
New Professional of the Year – University of Illinois at Chicago 2011