Jody Donovan currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Colorado State University. Jody also teaches and advises graduate students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Master’s program.
Recently Jody has broadened her work to include international and global issues within the higher education context, teaching student development theory at Beijing Normal University in China, presenting two-day intensive NASPA International Student Services Institutes (NISSI) in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, co-leading field experiences with graduate students to explore higher education and student affairs in Qatar, China, Hong Kong, Morocco and Vietnam.
Jody has worked in a variety of Student Affairs positions at both large, public and small, private institutions. In every position, the highlight of her day is working directly with students.
Jody earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and College Student Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Jody’s passions include her family – husband, Nate, her two sons (Matthew – CSU Alum and Patrick – CSU Junior) and her dog, Chloe.