Vice Provost for University Life
University of Pennsylvania
She, Her, Hers
Mamta Accapadi is a partner and a mother first. She is grateful to be in a head and heart space where her daughter challenges and affirms her sense of purpose every day.
In her professional role, Mamta serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Rollins College. She finds inspiration in working at a liberal arts college where student affairs is central to the facilitation of a liberal education for its students. Prior to Rollins College, Mamta worked at Oregon State University as the Dean of Student Life, and as facilitator of the College Student Services Administration program, where she also served as faculty. In prior roles, Mamta worked in Multicultural Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and has held faculty appointments in Ethnic Studies, Education, and Women’s Studies.
Mamta received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and she served as a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston. She also holds a M.Ed. in higher education administration and B.A. in microbiology, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mamta is deeply grateful for the opportunities she has been offered to champion social justice education efforts, and commit to mentorship of under-represented communities. She has served as a consultant, written curriculum, and worked with universities and companies on inclusion of different constituency groups. She is thankful to the faculty of the Social Justice Training Institution (SJTI) for inviting her to serve as a guest faculty of the institute. She has worked to advance Asian American/Pacific Islander/Desi American inclusion through the API knowledge community at NASPA, the API Caucus at NCORE, and the Gates Foundation as a long-time reader for the GMS scholarship read. This past year, she also served as faculty of the Dungy Leadership Institute for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, and is the current chair of the NUFP Board. She is the recent recipient of the Zenobia Hikes Memorial Award from the NASPA Center for Women, and the Doris Michiko Ching “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” Award from the NASPA API Knowledge Community.
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services and Assistant Professor
Samuel Merritt University
He, Him, His
Director of Global Experiences and Academic Advisor
University of Iowa
She, Her, Hers
Anat Levtov currently serves as the Director of Global Experiences and Academic Advisor in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Anat grew up as a “Third Culture Kid”, living around the world in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Israel, and Italy. She first came to the United States as an international student to attend Dartmouth College, where she studied anthropology and psychology as an undergraduate. Her fascination with cultures and learning led her to a career in higher education, including professional experiences in the U.S. and abroad in residence life, admissions, and international student services. In all of her positions, she has focused on collaborating with faculty and staff across campus to create an environment that supports learning inside and outside the classroom.
Anat has a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, as well as a master’s degree in Higher Education with a focus on Research, Evaluation, and Assessment from the University of Michigan. As a graduate student at Michigan, she was part of the qualitative research team for the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education (WNSLAE), conducting hundreds of student interviews on campuses across the country. She has presented at various regional and national conferences on appreciative supervision, assessment, academic partnerships, and transitions for new professionals. Lately, she has been intrigued by the concept of growth mindset, and she has provided trainings on this concept to peer advisors, tutors, and professionals on her campus.
Anat currently lives in Iowa City with her partner, a faculty member at the University of Iowa’s College of Education, and her two dogs.
Rosemary (Rosie) Perez
Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
University of Michigan
She, Her, Hers
Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) Perez is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Michigan, she was an Assistant Professor and Division Head of Higher Education in the School of Education at Iowa State University (ISU).
Rosie’s teaching, research, and praxis have strongly been shaped by her experiences as second generation, middle class, Filipina American who was raised and educated in predominantly White environments in the east side suburbs of Cleveland, OH. Her work has also been influenced by her prior educational and work experiences. Rosie earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences with an additional major in Psychology at the Carnegie Mellon University and her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The University of Vermont. She worked in housing and residence life at the University of San Francisco and American University before earning her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.
Collectively, these experiences have informed Rosie’s multidisciplinary approach to studying college student learning and development. Across her program of research, Rosie explores the dynamic interactions between people and their environments, the tensions between structure and agency, and how power, privilege, and oppression affect individuals and groups within higher education. Her work has been published in venues such as the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, and The Review of Higher Education. Rosie contributions to her communities of practice have recognized both locally and nationally. She received the 2016 ISU Multicultural Student Affairs Faculty/Staff Change Agent Award and the 2019 ISU College of Human Sciences Early Achievement in Teaching Award. She was also recognized as the 2014-2016 CWI Emerging Scholar in Residence, was a member of the 2017-2019 ACPA Emerging Scholars Cohort and was a 2020 ACPA Diamond Honoree.
Rosie also takes great pride in being a mother scholar and wife. She loves exercising, drinking coffee, listening to music, watching all the baking shows on Netflix, and watching sports.