Thomas C. Segar, Ph.D.
Vice President for
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As the Vice President for Student Affairs at Shepherd University Dr. Segar has overall responsibility for several departments and functions including Residence Life, Dining Services, Conference Services, Student Center, student activities, leadership programs, Health Center, Counseling Services, Disability Support Services, Community Services and Service Learning, Multicultural Student Affairs, Veteran’s Programming, Greek affairs, intramural programs, International Student Services, Student Conduct, and orientation. He is one of three faculty members in the Shepherd University College Student Development and Administration graduate program and holds the rank of Associate Graduate Professor. He teaches courses on the higher education student and student leadership development. He has held previous positions as a college administrator at other institutions.
Dr. Segar is a past Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Intergroup Dialogue and Multicultural Practice in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, and is a former adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He has served as a Co-principal Investigator for a study on service learning, and is a past Project Manager for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership. He has published over a dozen articles and delivered over thirty refereed national and regional conference presentations.
Dr. Segar earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Certificate in African American Studies from the University of Maryland, and his Master of Science degree in Counseling with a Specialization in College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College Student Personnel Administration Program at the University of Maryland. His concentration was Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education. His dissertation explored the relationship between socio-cultural issues discussions and social change behaviors among undergraduate students.