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Christopher Stipeck

Christopher Stipeck

Director, Residential Staff & Programs, Residential Life & Housing services

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Dr. Chris Stipeck is a Student Affairs professional with over 15 years of experience working in Higher Education and Residence Life in particular. He currently serves as the Director for Residential Staff & Programs at New York University (NYU) where he manages the day-to-day operations and community development of all 19 residence halls on campus. His research interests include first-generation student support, student belonging, living-learning programs, and college impact.

Dr. Stipeck is highly involved in our profession through presenting and publishing at the regional and national levels. He has presented at the National First Year Experience Conference, ACPA, ACUHO-I, and NASPA National Conventions on topics related to first-generation students, the residential experience, developing intentionally inclusive communities, and student learning. In 2016, Chris was also a faculty member at the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute. His contributions to our profession have been recognized at NYU as he has received numerous department, division, and university-wide awards and most recently received the Recognition Award from the ACPA Mid-Level Community of Practice.

Dr. Stipeck is a proud first-generation graduate who received his B.A. in History from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He then earned his M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs and Ed.D. in Higher and Post-Secondary Education from NYU Steinhardt. His dissertation focused on First Generation College student needs and the influence of Living Learning Programs on social and academic outcomes

Selected Publications

  • Dahl, L. S., Youngerman, E. & Stipeck, C. J., Mayhew, M.J. (2023). Elevating equity in living-learning communities: Faculty strategies for engaging “new majority” students. In The faculty factor: A vision for developing faculty engagement with living learning communities. (pp.19-35) Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Dahl, L. S., Duran, A., Mayhew, M.J., & Stipeck, C. J. (2020). Critical perspectives on students’ sense of belonging: A quantitative analysis of race, generation status, and collegiate Environments. Journal of College Student Development, 61(2), 133-153.
  • Ellett, T. E., Pérez II, D., & Stipeck, C. J. (2020). Residence Life and Housing Services: Why mid-level managers are integral to a department's success. New directions in higher education. 2020(189), 71-86.
  •  Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., Duran, A. A., Hooten, Z., Stipeck, C. J., & Youngerman, E. (2020). Investigating the impact of living learning communities with connected courses on student experiences and outcomes. Learning Communities: Research & Practice, Special Issue on Residential Learning Communities 8(1), 6.
  • Stipeck, C. J. (2019). Influences of living-learning programs on persistence and engagement of first-year, first-generation students (Doctoral dissertation, New York University).
  • Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., Duran, A. A., Hooten, Z., Stipeck, C. J., & Youngerman, E. (2018). Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes: Annual Report. Retrieved from ACREO-Report.pdf.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., Duran, A. A., Stipeck, C. J., & Youngerman, E. (2017). Study of Integrated Living Learning Programs: Annual Report. 
  • Dahl, L. S., Lo, M., Selznick, B., Staples, A., Stipeck, C. J., & Youngerman, E. (2016). Fine-tuning assessment: Researchers share the steps that can create a successful survey. Talking Stick, 33(3), 28-31.
  • Marquez, Y. & Stipeck, C. J. (2015). Recruiting the best talent for your residence life department. ACUHO-I Talking Stick Vol. 32, No. 4.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Wolniak, G., Dahl, L. S., Lo, Stipeck, C. J., M., Williams, T., & Youngerman, E. (Fall 2015). Study of integrated living learning programs; findings from the pilot. New York, NY.
  • Stipeck, C. J., Alldis, R., Braun, C., Fangel, T., Marquez, Y.A., Mathew, B., Matthews, V., McGrath, W.C., Meno, C.M., Sheridan, J.J.O., Staples, B.A., & Tracy, W. (2013). “NYU strong: Reflecting on our campus's response to superstorm sandy.” NEACUHO Navigator, 13/14(1), 7, 12-16.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Stipeck, C. J., & Dorrow, A. (2011). The effects of orientation programming on academic and social learning with implications for transfers and students of color. Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, 23(2), 53-73.