Karen DeVose

Karen DeVose, Ed.D

Director of Advising
Advising Center

Karen DeVose, Ed.D

Director of Advising
Advising Center

Biography

I rejoined Drexel University in January 2021. I am the Director of Advising in the College of Computing & Informatics. My previous role was at Syracuse University as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

I received a B.S. degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Business Administration) and a Master of Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Education Administration and Supervision), a Post Graduate Certificate from Drexel University (Student Development and Affairs) and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University.

My research includes identifying factors and barriers that impact retention and persistence of underrepresented minority students at predominately white institutions. I am committed to helping all students and specifically underrepresented minority students socially and academically integrate themselves in higher education to improve retention, persistence, and graduation rates through 1) creating policies, procedures, and initiatives to improve retention and student’s success, 2) identifying resources and support programming; and 3) developing academic advisors.

To be successful student, students should pursue their academic interests, be unafraid to challenge themselves, change their mind, and then change it again, get involved in campus organizations, dream big, and stay positive!

I am native of Philadelphia, PA and one of seven children. I am foodie who loves to travel, read, and Line and African dance. I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.