Dr. Sue Maxam Biography

Brief Biography for Dr. Sue Maxam

Dr. Sue Maxam is the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Education at Pace University where she has worked for the past 24 years in a variety of progressively responsible leadership roles relating to retention, advising, student engagement, academic enrichment, and career services. In her current position, Sue provides oversight to all units within the Division for Student Success.

Sue has co-developed and/or provides leadership for a wide variety of student success initiatives in collaboration with various units throughout the University, including the Provost’s Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program; the Student Success Work-Mentoring Program; the Comprehensive Freshman Advising Program; Partnership for Advising Excellence (an advisor training, development and support program for faculty and staff); sophomore experience initiatives; and the Freshman Experience Advisory and Action Team.

Sue is Past President of the New York State Cooperative and Experiential Education Association (NYSCEEA) and Regional Coordinator and NYS Board Member for the ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education, in addition to serving on a number of advisory boards within Pace (e.g., ePortfolio; Setters Leadership Program; Peace and Justice Studies; and GreenPace).

Sue is the recipient of the following awards: Faculty Advisor Award; Carol Russett Award for Women Leaders in Higher Education; National Jefferson Award for Public Service (Bronze); Pace President’s Award for Staff Excellence; Mental Health Association of Westchester’s ‘Making a Difference’ Award; Future Educators of America’s Commitment to Inspirational Teaching Award; Pace Outstanding Service Award for Student Centeredness; and Pace Outstanding Service Award for Teamwork.

Sue has taught at Pace since 2000 and has created several learning communities and courses (two of which were civic engagement-oriented), related to public speaking, environmental studies, and peace and justice studies. She also co-developed a doctoral course entitled Sustainability and Education.

Over the past two years, Sue has published her dissertation while co-authoring 2 book chapters and an article on the following topics: advising, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Autism, and creating inclusive collegiate learning environments.

Sue holds a BA from Friends World College, an MA from New York University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership with a focus on social justice from Union Institute and University. In addition to her classroom experience, she has travelled throughout Latin America and Kenya doing educational outreach and volunteer work in poverty-stricken areas.


Sue Maxam, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Kessel Student Center, Room 210
861 Bedford Road
Pace University
Pleasantville, NY 10570

1 Pace Plaza, Room Y-20
Pace University
New York, NY 10038

Work phone: 914-773-3849 or 212-346-1208
Cell phone: 914-522-7913
Fax: 914-773-3399