Dayton, Ohio – Antioch University, which serves students at its five campuses across the U.S. and online, is pleased to welcome Tom Julius, Ed.D., as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Services. Prior to accepting this promotion, Julius served as director of the Office of Academic Assessment, director of the Integrated Learning Teacher Certification program, and core faculty member in the Education Department at Antioch University’s New England campus (AUNE). As Associate Vice Chancellor, he is responsible for coordinating system-wide initiatives and services, such as academic assessment, program review, and academic technology, as well as having a principal role in on-going academic administrative and accreditation processes.
“Developing systems and processes that connect students and faculty to the resources they need to be successful is an important role, and one for which Tom Julius is extremely well suited,” said Iris M. Weisman, Ed.D., Antioch University’s Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “He exemplifies the Antiochian commitment to high quality, engaged, and inclusive learning and working communities.”
Julius’s career at Antioch University spans the past 18 years, first serving as a core faculty member in the Education Department at AUNE. He has focused on teaching, advising, and consulting for the Experienced Educators M.Ed. program, of which he served as director for 8 years. In addition, Julius has represented AUNE in the New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education Network and on the Council for Teacher Education. He has been a national presenter for the Society for Developmental Education, has contributed to many professional publications, and presents his work on local and national stages.
While his education experience most recently centers on higher education teaching and leadership roles, Julius also draws from his experience as an early childhood educator, graduating from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study at Tufts University and teaching kindergarten through third grade, all in the service of connecting theory with practice.
Julius’ public service includes serving as a board member for the Gilsum Public Library, working as education program director for the Monadnock Children’s Museum, and an instructor at Keene (New Hampshire) Unitarian Universalist Church. He is also a founding parent and board member of the Surry Village Charter School in Surry, New Hampshire.
In addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Child Study from Tufts University, he earned a Master of Education from Antioch University New England and his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Julius’s professional interests include organizational ecologies, authentic assessment, critical skills and place-based learning.