Constance St. Germain, Ed.D, J.D.
Dr. Constance St. Germain is the executive dean for University of Phoenix Colleges of Humanities & Sciences, Social Sciences and Security & Criminal Justice (interim). As dean of three Colleges, Dr. St. Germain’s primary focus is on strategy and managing the P&L for the Colleges, as well as retention and student learning outcomes. In addition, she ensures the Colleges stay up-to-date on current trends, employer needs, new developments in the discipline, industry best practices and legislation in order to provide the best student learning experience as well as provide curriculum that is more responsive to the demands of the workforce.
Prior to joining University of Phoenix as executive dean in 2014, Dr. St. Germain spent 15 years in higher education. She began her academic career as a professor of legal studies and later assumed leadership as dean, School of Public Service & Health at American Public University System (APUS).
In addition to her academic career, Dr. St. Germain is also a former major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While in the military, she held assignments as a family law attorney, administrative law attorney, trial defense counsel and defense appellate counsel at various posts including the 82D Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Corps Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After leaving the military, she spent two years in private law practice in Vermont.
Dr. St. Germain received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University, her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from George Mason University. She is admitted to practice as an attorney in Vermont, Virginia and Maryland, as well as several federal courts. Dr. St. Germain’s research focus is on women and leadership.