Kiersten N. White, Ed.D. is the Assistant Vice President for Health & Well-being at Saint Joseph’s University. In this role, Kiersten provides support and University leadership for the offices of Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health, Student Outreach and Support, Collegiate Recovery, and Health and Well-being on two campuses. She co-led the University’s COVID-19 efforts and managed all contact tracing and vaccination efforts. In addition, she has been involved with institutional efforts, including strategic planning and assessment, Commencement, and accreditation requirements with the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education. In prior roles, Kiersten served as Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Chief of Staff for the Vice President for Student Life; led teams in Community Standards, Information Systems for Student Life, and Off Campus Student Life; and provided operational oversight for Public Safety & Security. She also worked in Student Activities, and served as the NASPA Journal Editorial Assistant.
Kiersten holds a B.S. in Sociology, a M.S. in Training and Organizational Development, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. Her dissertation focus was ethical commitment to campus safety and the Clery Act. She co-authored a chapter in “The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence: Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response” and made numerous presentations at conferences of professional organizations. Kiersten has worked as a consultant and trainer for the Clery Center, and has held several volunteer leadership positions in the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA).
Kiersten is a native of Philadelphia, and now lives in a suburb of Philadelphia with her husband, Matt and four children.