Department of Higher Education Leadership and Instructional Technology
Dr. Ken Rockensies serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Fischler College of Education, and has primary administrative responsibility for all matters relevant to the academic programs. As a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, he provides support for the advancement of the College through promoting curricular integrity, program accountability, and outstanding teaching and advising; encouraging innovation in creating educationally purposeful programs, courses and activities; upholding the principles of academic freedom and shared governance; and overseeing the Office of Licensure and Compliance. Dr. Rockensies is also an associate professor in the Higher Education Leadership concentration of the Doctor of Education program, and serves as an Applied Dissertation Committee Chair and Member. He earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia, and holds additional degrees from the University of Kentucky (M.S.) and Stony Brook University (B.A.).
Current Areas of Professional Interest: Higher Education Administration; Governance in Higher Education; Organizational Development/Structures; Academic Freedom; Shared Governance; College Student Affairs; Student Engagement; Campus Diversity/Multiculturalism; Leadership Development; Adult Education; Service Learning; Enrollment Management/Student Retention; Commuter Student Affairs; Campus Judicial/Honor Systems; Faculty/Student Cultures; Academic-Student Affairs Collaboration; Curriculum Development; Faculty Productivity/Vitality; Policy Development; Legal Issues; Risk Management; Staff Development.