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James Stewart​, PhD

Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE) works to support undergraduate students in their academic goals, success, and retention. This is accomplished through peer support programs, strategic communication, data-informed interventions, programs, events, and services. The office collaborates with key university and external partners to provide services, resources and programs that address the specific needs. Specialized efforts involved in these pursuits are applied to support Student Veterans and provided specific, intensive advising in that transition and support.

James Stewart joined the DePaul community in 2013 and became the director of Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs in 2017 before transitioning the department to a retention and success mission for all students under Academic Continuity and Engagement (ACE). Prior to his current role, James served as the assistant director of Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs (now ACE). Before coming to DePaul, he was the assistant director of Student Development Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) working with commuter student resources. Prior to UIC, James served in the Campus Life office at Knox College.

James holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from DePaul University, an MEd from the University of Arkansas, and a B​S from Lyon College.