Dr. Andrew D. Stelljes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at William & Mary. Stelljes provides leadership and vision for four departments that all support student involvement, engagement, learning, leadership and personal development. Stelljes holds teaching appointments in the School of Education and the Department of Public Policy.
Stelljes is the author of Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Ddevelopmental Social Concern and his engagement model has been widely published. He has authored an array of journal articles on placing students intellectual and developmental needs at the center of the learning endeavor, leadership, community based learning and education policy reform measures.
Stelljes is a graduate of William & Mary with an earned PhD in Educational Policy. He was selected as an inaugural member of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. He has held an executive board seat on a variety of local non-profits and on the Governor’s Advisory for National and Community Service where he chaired the annual selection process for statewide Americorps funding. He currently serves as a board member for the Solutions Journalism Network, Dream Project, the School for Strategic Leadership Studies at JMU and the W&M DC Center.
Stelljes is the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement and he teaches the class Urban Education: Policy, Practice and Leadership through the W&M Washington Center. Most recently Stelljes co-taught three semester long classes with former FBI Director James Comey. The class challenged students to think about leadership that is centered on values, like truth, integrity, fairness, transparency, and decency. Stelljes is co-director of the Civic Agency Project, an undergraduate think tank that focuses on civic engagement and democratic engagement.
Stelljes consults on topics ranging from culture in workplace, developing new leaders, coaching seasoned leaders, civic engagement on college campuses and student development in the college years. He has guest lectured, presented or consulted for 30 schools, non-profits, for profits and think tanks. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Emma Grace, Braden Eberhardt and Elizabeth Marie. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia.