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Drew Stelljes

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement & Leadership

Office: Sadler Center 203B
Email: [[adstel]]

Background

Dr. Andrew D. Stelljes serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at William & Mary. Stelljes provides leadership and vision for various departments that all support student engagement, learning, leadership, and personal development. He is the University administrator for First Generation and/or Low-Income students and DACA/Undocumented and TPS students. 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 Developmental 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 Ph.D. 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 Washington Center.

For thirteen years Stelljes has been the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement.  He teaches the classes Urban Education: Policy, Practice, and Leadership and Courageous Leadership through the W&M Washington Center. In 2019-20, 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 the founding co-director of the Civic Agency Project, an undergraduate think tank that focuses on civic engagement and democratic engagement. Over the years Stelljes has taught freshman seminars with the Sharpe Community Scholars Program and capstone classes on democratic engagement. 

Stelljes consults on topics ranging from the culture in the 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.