Constance St. Germain
Executive Dean, COLLEGES OF HUMANITIES & SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
As Executive Dean of two colleges at University of Phoenix, Dr. St. Germain’s primary focus is on retention and student engagement, as well as ensuring students develop the requisite foundational skills and knowledge they need to be successful in both their personal and professional lives. Dr. St. Germain has spent almost 15 years in higher education. Prior to joining the University of Phoenix she was Dean of the School of Public Service & Health for American Public University System (APUS). While there, Dr. St. Germain was responsible for 26 degree programs and 27,000 students, where she provided the administrative and fiscal oversight, as well as strategic visioning for the school. Prior to being Dean, she was the Director of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs at APUS. Dr. St. Germain was also a Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for almost a decade. While on active duty in the military she held assignments as a family law attorney, administrative law attorney, trial defense counsel, and defense appellate counsel at various posts such as the 82D Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Corps Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, Fort Riley, Kansas; and the U.S. Army Defense Appellate Division, Rosslyn, Virginia. She also spent two years in private practice in Stowe, Vermont where she concentrated on property and probate law. Dr. St. Germain received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University and her dissertation research focused on women leaders in for-profit higher education. Her dissertation was titled: Women Disrupted: Female Academic Leaders’ Perspectives and Experiences in For-Profit, Online Higher Education. Dr. St. Germain received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Baltimore School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from George Mason University. She is admitted to practice as an attorney in Vermont, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as several federal courts.