Judith Dozier Hackman, PhD, MS

Judith Dozier Hackman, PhD, MS is Provost of The Graduate Institute http://www.learn.edu/, and an Ideas for Action Senior Partner. Judith has worked for over four decades at Yale University as well as with nonprofit boards and organizations. At Yale her broad experience includes serving as associate dean of Yale College for administration, for restricted funds, and for assessment, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, director of Institutional Research, director of the Teaching Fellow Program, and as Yale’s accreditation liaison officer. She has an unquenchable interest in understanding and sharing how educational and other nonprofit groups and organizations work together to reach their goals.

Judith’s expertise in higher education accreditation includes several years as Yale’s accreditation liaison officer, coordinating multiple Yale self-studies and site visits. She has been a member of ten site visiting teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, among them Boston College, Dartmouth College, Merrimack College, Tufts University, the University of Southern California, and the Lebanese American University.

Most recently Judith guided assessment of learning outcomes for majors in Yale College, while also coordinating Yale accreditation and directing the Graduate School’s Teaching Fellow Program. Yale College dean of administrative affairs and later of restricted funds, she had financial responsibility for over 100 budgetary units plus personnel, enrollment planning, fundraising, facilities, computing, undergraduate science grants, and tutoring programs. Judith led university-wide projects, including the Housing for the 90’s Committee, which proposed improvements for student housing across the university, and the Student Administrative Services Improvement Project, which re-engineered administrative technology systems for the Yale bursar’s office, admissions, financial aid, and course registration across the twelve professional and arts and sciences schools. As director of Institutional Research, Judith oversaw professional staff working with provosts, deans and officers to provide information, analyses, and assessments for university decisions.

Judith has been administrative director and co-writer for seven multi-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute grants for undergraduate bioscience education in Yale College, and was a member of the executive committee of the New England Consortium of Undergraduate Science Education.

Judith’s search experience includes co-chairing two MacMurray College presidential searches, chairing the Yale University chaplain search committee, and participating in several program reviews and search committees including Undergraduate Career Services, International Education and Fellowship Programs, and the Teacher Preparation Program in Yale College. She also has served on several other Yale and nonprofit board search committees, including for the CEO of the United Way of Greater New Haven. She was a member of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) group that advised development of the widely used publication, The Search Committee Handbook.

Her hands-on experience as an active board leader and member supports her consulting work.  Currently Judith is vice chair of the MacMurray College Board of Trustees and formerly was vice chair of the United Way of Greater New Haven. She chaired the governance committee for the New Haven Neighborhood Music School, one of the ten largest community arts organizations in the US. Judith was president of the national Association for the Study of Higher Education, the North East Association for Institutional Research, and the Community Loan Fund of Greater New Haven. As president and program chair for national and regional associations, she directed professional conferences and policies. As a three-year Yale United Way chair, she increased giving from $450K to over $1M.

Judith has published nineteen articles, chapters and reviews in refereed higher education journals and books, and served as editorial review board member, reviewer, and presenter for journals, books, professional meetings, and national and regional conferences.

Judith studied at MacMurray College, a small liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois. She earned her BA in social studies education from the University of Illinois, MS in educational research from Southern Connecticut State University, and PhD in higher education research and administration from the University of Michigan. She also studied at Yale University and the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. Judith met her husband Richard in the brass section of the MacMurray band.