Paul LePore is the associate dean for Student and Academic Programs in Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a clinical professor in ASU’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and an Advisor at the Gardner Institute.
Paul LePore’s appointment began in December 2008. As associate dean, LePore focuses on issues involving student success, including new student recruitment; improving student retention and time to graduate graduation; academic advising; academic program development; learning assessment; student engagement; managing the college’s residential living/learning programs; along course scheduling and enrollment management. A sociologist by training (specializing in social psychology and sociology of education), LePore’s scholarship looks to identify factors that promote academic achievement and student success.
LePore earned BA and MA degrees from Brown University and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He comes to Arizona State University from the University of Washington where he was assistant dean for educational programs in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2001 and a faculty member in the Department of Sociology since 1997. He was a Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow and is a current member of the American Sociological Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the American Educational Research Association.