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Jessica Pawlik-York
Director of Education Programs and Academic Program Manager - M.Ed. Higher Education Administration Concentration, Master of Science in Higher Education Administration

Contact info: 
Phone: 203.591.5640
Email: jyork@post.edu


Academic Background:

BS, Psychology, Sacred Heart University, 1996
MA, Women’s Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, 2003
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Stony Brook University, 2006
MA, History, Stony Brook University, 2006
Ed.D, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, 2014

Teaching Background:

York holds the position of Academic Program Manager for Higher Education Administration at Post University. She was most recently an Associate Faculty member teaching English at Post University. Since 2003, she has taught at several Universities in the areas of English, History, and Women’s Studies; most notably courses that include research methods, history of education, and diversity both online and on ground. Additionally, she has designed and taught first year experience courses and cornerstone courses.

Professional University Level Background:

  • Full-time, Associate, and Adjunct professor appointments

  • Director, Exploratory Academic Advising

  • Director, Sexuality and Gender Equality Center

  • Professional Academic Advisor

  • Co-coordinator of Peer Mentoring

  • Faculty Leader

  • Course Designer

York also brings to Post University a wealth of knowledge in the areas of enrollment and retention initiative and assessment, Title IX, and strategic planning.

Teaching Philosophy:

York’s teaching philosophy is based on the simple premise that all students can learn. Believing this in this assumption, teaching is therefore, an active and engaging process through which all can acquire new knowledge, question that which has already been learned, and critically think about the grey area in between. Education is transformative, collaborative, and inclusive. It is York’s belief that that the opportunities for learning are endless and a great teacher can make anything into a teachable moment.

Personal Background:

York was a college athlete, playing soccer and later, rugby. One of her greatest sports accomplishments is scoring the try in last minutes of Northeast Championship that sent her team to Rugby Collegiate National Championship. She also played for the Women’s National Football league.

York is actively involved in her local community. She serves as a youth coach for soccer and basketball, and has served as a leader of troops for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.  She is married with 8 year old twin daughters, as well as an 8 year old step daughter and 10 year old step son. Her hobbies include playing and watching sports, biking and hiking, and well, anything outdoors. York spends her free time with her family enjoying life and living it to the fullest!

Research/Academic Interests:

York’s academic areas of interest are student retention and attrition in distance only learning environments. She is also interested in University enrollment and retention initiatives, Title IX compliance, and leadership.

Awards:

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Southern Connecticut State University, 2013-2014.

  • Recipient of the Vivien Hartog Endowment Award in Women’s Studies at Stony Brook University for outstanding teaching, service and commitment (2006).

  • Finalist, Patricia K. Cross Future Leaders Award, 2006 and 2013

Professional Memberships:

  • NACADA-National Academic Advising Association

  • AERA-American Education Research Foundation

Publications:

York, Jessica (2010). Mock Classroom Resource Guide 2010. New Haven, CT: Southern Connecticut State University.

York, Jessica and Hopkins, E.  (2005).  Designing and Developing Peer Advising Programs.  Marsha A. Miller, Ed.  Manhattan, Kansas: Kansas State University in affiliation with The National Academic Advising Association.

York, Jessica (2005). Feminist Comedy. The Women's Movement Today:  An Encyclopedia of Third Wave Feminism. L. Heywood, Ed. Westport, CT. Greenwood Press.

York, Jessica (2005). ERA/Equal Rights Amendment/Equal Opportunity. The Women's Movement Today:  An        Encyclopedia of Third Wave Feminism. L. Heywood, Ed. Westport, CT. Greenwood Press.

York, Jessica (2005). The Virginity Movement. The Women's Movement Today:  An Encyclopedia of Third   Wave Feminism. L. Heywood, Ed. Westport, CT. Greenwood Press.

Conferences and Presentations

(2014) Rethinking Doctoral Education Praxis:  Preparing Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership for Vastly Different Times. AERA, Philadelphia.

(2013) Beyond our Borders: Predicting Student Attrition in Higher Education. Regional 1 Conference: Academic Advising on the Center Stage. Montréal, Quebec, Canada. 

(2011) Lessons I Never Taught: Last Lecture. Southern Connecticut State University. New Haven, CT.

(2010) Theory of Action: Creating an Effective Outreach Program. Woodard & Curran Developing Future Leaders Program. Woodard & Curran: Cheshire, CT.

Hyper-bonding and Classroom Management in FYE Learning Communities. First Year Experience Teaching Academy. Southern Connecticut State University: New Haven, CT.

(2007) Queering and Transing: Queering the Classroom/Queer By Choice. 17th Annual Women’s Studies Conference: “Global and Local Women’s Studies Going on Forty.” Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

Three Generations: Teaching and Learning in Women’s Studies. 17th Annual Women’s Studies Conference: “Global and Local Women’s Studies Going on Forty.” Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

That’s So Gay! Teaching Teachers Classroom Tolerance. Honorarium. Women’s Places in the Curriculum. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

Raping the Gaze and Setting it Straight: Shame, Sexuality and Citizenship in Boys Don’t Cry and Monster. Women’s Studies Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

(2006) Raping the Gaze and Setting it Straight: Shame, Sexuality and Citizenship in Boys Don’t Cry and Monster. Women’s Studies Department Presents: Women’s History Month. Women’s Studies Colloquium Center, Stony Brook University, NY.

Women & Consumer Culture in the 1920s and 30s. Women’s History Month. Long Island University, CW Post Campus.

(2005) Women & Consumer Culture in the 1920s and 30s. Women’s Studies Department Presents: Women’s History Month. Women’s Studies Colloquium Center, Stony Brook University, NY.

Transforming Perceptions: Using Liberal Arts Education to Change the Way Students See the World. Women’s Studies Third Annual Graduate Student Conference: Who Owns My Body? Representations of Women’s Sexuality, Identity, and Autonomy. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Transforming Perceptions: Using Liberal Arts Education to Change the Way Students See the World. 2nd Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Graduate Education: A View from the Disciplines: Diversity and Inclusion in Curricula, Pedagogy and Research within the Academy. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

“Exit Stage Left” to Center Stage: Restructuring Advising. National Academic Advising Association Regional 1 Conference: Academic Advising on the Center Stage. Montréal, Quebec, Canada. 

From Extras to Understudies: Making the Most of Your Academic Peer Advisors. National Academic Advising Association Regional 1 Conference: Academic Advising on the Center Stage. Montréal, Quebec, Canada. 

(2004) Honey We Shrunk the University: Building Community Among First Year Students. National Academic Advising Association: Region 1 Conference. Burlington, Vermont.