Jeff P. Stein serves as associate vice president, chief of staff, secretary to the Board of Trustees, and assistant professor of English at Elon University. Before serving on the president’s cabinet, he served as associate dean of students for Service-Learning, Multicultural Center, and Residence Life. While at Elon, he has enjoyed the opportunity to work on the Elon Commitment strategic plan, the development of Elon’s thriving Jewish life program, the residential campus initiative, as well as to teach literature and creative writing.
He has authored and co-authored publications on a number of topics, including effective student affairs-academic affairs partnerships in service-learning, creating a welcoming campus for diverse groups, and developing a campus focus on multi-faith learning. Most recently he has co-authored a book chapter on harnessing institutional leadership in support of diversity-related strategic plans. He has also published poems in Third Coast, Diner, Heliotrope, New Delta Review, Phoebe, Many Mountains Moving, and other publications.
Stein earned a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College, a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Colorado State University. He and his wife, an award-winning public high school English teacher, have two high school-aged children.