Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Jerrold Stein currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Stony Brook University. In this role, he oversees Student Health Services, the University Counseling Center, the Center for Prevention and Outreach, the Wo/Men's and Gender Resource Center, the Division of Student Life and the Offices of the Dean of Students, Commuter Student Services, Multicultural Affairs, and Athletic Bands. Concurrently, Dean Stein also holds a clinical faculty appointment at Stony Brook and was one of the founding members of the Student Community Development Specialization in the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Stein formerly served for 25 years in the Division of Campus Residences where his last appointment was the Dean and Director of Residential Education. Dean Stein holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Administration and Technology, a Master's degree in College Student Development and a Master of Business Administration degree. Dr. Stein has been the recipient of national, regional and State awards. In the Spring of 2008, Dean Stein was awarded the NASPA Region II Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Service as a Dean. This award recognizes a Dean who has demonstrated sustained professional services in Student Affairs work, high-level of competency in administrative skills, innovated response in meeting students’ needs, effectiveness in developing staff members and leadership in community and university affairs. In 1999, The American College Personnel Association named him Outstanding Professional of the Year and he received SUNY Chancellor’s and President’s Awards for Excellence in Professional Service in 1992.
Dr. Stein has a national reputation for his work in student life, especially in the area of peer influence and the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses. The SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) peer-education program, which he created at Stony Brook in 1987, has received two prestigious honors, "The Most Innovative Program Award" in 1991 from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators–Region II, and being named an Exemplary Anti-Violence program by the United States Department of Education in 1999.