Alvin Sturdivant, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Higher Education at the University of Vermont
M.A., in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from North Carolina State University
B.S., Psychology from North Carolina State University
Building/Room: STCN 140
Dr. Alvin Sturdivant became the Vice Provost for Student Development at Seattle University in August 2017, where he previously served as Assistant and Associate Vice President for Student Development. As Vice Provost, Dr. Sturdivant serves as the senior student affairs officer and provides visionary and administrative leadership for a number of key departments towards fostering student success, engagement, retention and an integrated learning experience. He also holds adjunct appointments in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaching courses associated with multiculturalism, the deconstruction of hate in the US and abroad, and race and ethnicity.
Prior to joining SU, Dr. Sturdivant was the Director of Housing and Residence Life at St Louis University. Prior to joining Student Development at St Louis University, he served as the Associate Director of Residential Life at the University of Vermont where he was also an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program and an instructor at the Community College of Vermont. Prior he worked in the Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University in several different positions.
Dr. Sturdivant received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont and his MA and BS at North Carolina State University. His scholarly and professional interests include examining the effects of oppression and discriminatory practices in college communities, exploring the experiences of students of color in higher education, examining campus climate in the context of bias related acts and behaviors, and exploring the experiences of African American men in higher education.
Dr. Sturdivant serves on the board of directors for the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA and the Seattle Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas.