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Jeff Pittman, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorIDP & Student Affairs Program ChairHigher Education Leadership Management Concentration Chair757.352.4205More about Jeff Pittman, Ph.D.

Jeff Pittman, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Jeff Pittman brings a wide range of experience to his faculty role in the School of Education. He served for over nine years as Vice President for Student Services at Regent University. He has also held Regent positions as Associate Dean for Administration and Academics in the School of Divinity; Assistant Vice President for Administrative and Auxiliary Services; and Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Active in several organizations, Pittman is past president (2005) of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS). He currently serves on the board of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). He also serves on the board of the NACAS Education Foundation. In addition to his affiliation with NACAS, Pittman is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA).

A prolific writer, Pittman is a contributor to Business Officer, College Planning and Management, College Services, the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, and Leadership Exchange. Pittman completed his Ph.D. at Old Dominion University, where he was selected as a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. He earned his MBA from Regent University and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pittman holds professional certificates from the Administrative Management Institute at Cornell University and the College Business Management Institute (SACUBO) at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Pittman is the Higher Education Leadership & Management concentration chair for the following degree programs:
Ed.D. – Higher Education Leadership & Management
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership – Higher Education Leadership & Management
Ph.D. in Education – Higher Education Leadership & Management

Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy, Old Dominion University -- Norfolk, Virginia, 2003 _ Concentration in Higher Education Administration à Academic Leadership _ Selected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi _ Dissertation title: Privatize or Self-operate: Decision-making in Campus Services Management Master of Business Administration, Regent University -- Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1987 _ Long Scholarship recipient 1986 Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976

Publications

Frawley, R. G., Jackson, L. D., & Pittman, J. S. (2017). Why try service-learning in a faith-based context? Manuscript submitted for publication.

Pittman, J. S. (2015, winter). Progressing as institutional leaders through deliberate engagement in student development and experiential learning. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 36-37, 50.

Pittman, J. S. (2015, spring). Onward and upward: Leading the way in higher education innovation. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 34-36.

Pittman, J. S., & Jackson, L. D. (2014). Changing college student development and learning styles: Campus implications. National Social Science Technology Journal, 42(1), 71-78.

Jackson, L. D., & Pittman, J. S. (2014, winter). Ahead of the curve: Five student affairs strategies for adjusting to student maturation changes. Leadership Exchange - National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 32-33.

Pittman, J. S. (2013, winter). Certification: A personal positioning developmental framework.College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 25-26.

Pittman, J. S., & Jackson, L. D. (2013, October). Changing college student development and learning styles: Campus implications. In J. Baydo (Chair), NSSA professional development conference proceedings. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Social Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pittman, J. S., & Burnett, D. D. (2013). The privatization of higher education. In J. L DeVitis (Ed.). Contemporary colleges and universities: A reader (pp. 322-331). New York: Peter Lang.

Pittman, J. S. (2012, spring). Student services and auxiliary enterprises. In B. A. Jacobs, & J. Kinzie (Eds.), Enhancing sustainability campuswide - new directions for student services, #137 (pp. 29-39). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Pittman, J. S., Jackson, L. D., & Giovannelli, T. S. (2010, winter). A new model for career services. Leadership Exchange - National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 36-37.

Sherwood, G., & Pittman, J. S. (2009, fall). Auxiliary services: Translating change into opportunity, (third in a three part series). College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 28-30.

Sherwood, G., & Pittman, J. S. (2009, summer). Auxiliary services: An industry grows and matures, (second in a three part series). College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 26-27.

Ingemann, M., Jackson, L. D., & Pittman, J. S. (2009, spring). Partnerships for effective campus crisis responses. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 11(2), 97-103.

Sherwood, G., & Pittman, J. S. (2009, spring). The evolution of auxiliary services – an industry is born, (first in a three part series). College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 17-18.

Pittman, J. S. (2008, June). The tip of the spear: Visioning the future and obtaining the resources for auxiliary services success. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 14-15.

Jackson, L. D., & Pittman, J. S. (2007, summer). Cross campus collaboration creates resources and results. Leadership Exchange - National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 5(2), 32-33.

Pittman, J. S. (2007, July/August). All hands on the plan -- one question keeps Regent University strategically focused: Are we who we say we are? Business Officer - National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), 57-61.

Pittman, J. S., & Perfetto, P. (2007, June). The far-reaching impact of auxiliary services: NACAS, CAS, and our focus on quality. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 22-23.

Pittman, J. S. (2006, December). Roadmap to the future– strategic planning: An association and higher education imperative. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 36-39.

Pittman, J. S., & Hassmiller, B. (2006, August). Chief operating officer: The critical role of campus operations, College Services- National Association of College Auxiliary Services, 56-58.

Pittman, J. S., & Gray, M. (2006, April). Trends in contracted campus services. College Planning and Management, 9(4), 25-28.

Hassmiller, B., Myers, R., & Pittman, J. S. (2006, April). The future of the auxiliary services professional. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 64.

Pittman, J. S. (2006, spring). The extraordinary partnership of student affairs and auxiliary services. Leadership Exchange - National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 4(1). 14-17.

Pittman, J. S. (2005, October). Understanding campus culture: A key to operating successful auxiliary services. College Services - National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 20-23.

Jacobs, B. A., & Pittman, J. S. (2005, August). Auxiliary services: Their effect on the bottom line. College Planning and Management, 8(8), 18-24.

Pittman, J. S. (2005, August).A method to the madness - A comprehensive decision framework can aid in the choice to self-operate or outsource campus operations. Business Officer - National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), 28-30.

Pittman, J. S. (2003). Privatize Or self-operate: Decision-making in campus services management (Doctoral dissertation, Old Dominion University).

Affiliations

Faculty Member of the Year - selected as the Regent University School of Education faculty member of the year for the 2017/18 academic year. Designation made in May 2018.

Publication Reviewer for National Social Science Journal, published by the National Social Science Association, summer 2014 – present.

Publication Reviewer for book proposals and new editions submitted to Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, May 2014 – present.

Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP), professional certification through the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, awarded December 2011

Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service, National Association of College Auxiliary Services, awarded October 2011

Accreditation Evaluator, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) – Commission on Colleges, served on six teams in both Off-site and On-site modes, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015

CASP Certification Commission, National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 2009 to 2014. Group tasked with the development and implementation of the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional program launched with the inaugural CASP examination in October 2011. Positions held: Vice-chair, Chair, and Past-chair - 2011 - 2014

Adjunct Associate Professor, Old Dominion University, Spring 2005 to present

Adjunct Associate Professor, Regent University, Fall 2004 to Spring 2011

Member, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 2002 to 2017

Member, Southern Association of College Student Affairs, 2007 to 2017

Board of Directors, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), April 2005 to April 2019

Board of Directors, National Association of College Auxiliary Services Education Foundation, November 2005 to October 2013

Board of Directors, National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), 2000 to 2006

Elected to eleven member association board. Organization composed of college service and entrepreneurial department leaders representing over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Positions held: Regional Director for Eastern U.S. and Canada, Vice President, President-elect, President, and Past-president.

Chair of Constitution and Bylaws Committee of National Association of College Auxiliary Services, 2005 to 2006

Chair of Strategic Planning Committee of National Association of College Auxiliary Services, 2003 to 2004
Duties included – planning, organization, and initiation of association's five year strategic plan

Chair of Membership Committee of National Association of College Auxiliary Services, 1998 to 2000
Duties included – marketing association to non-member institutions, insuring member retention, and establishment of membership fee structure and rates. Member 1995-1998, Chair 1998-2000.

Committees, National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)
Member:

  • Strategic Planning Task Force 2005 - 2006
  • Annual Conference Committee for 2004 conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • Executive Committee 2002 – 2006
  • Finance Committee 2002 - 2004
  • Membership Committee 1995 - 1998

Board of Directors, National Association of College Auxiliary ServicesEast (NACAS-East), 1995-2001

Elected to eight member association board. Organization composed of college service and entrepreneurial department leaders representing over 400 colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic, Northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. Positions held: Director, Vice President, President, Past President, and eastern director to national board of directors.

Responsibilities included – conducting annual audit of association financial records, developing organizational budget, selection/negotiation of city and conference center sites for annual association conferences, developing conference workshops and general sessions, and service as editor of semi-annual newsletter.

Program Committee Member for National Association of College Auxiliary Services - East (NACAS-East) Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, June 2014.

Program Chair of 2009 NACAS-East annual conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia in June 2009, 2008 to 2009. Responsible for – overall conference programming, including general and educational sessions.

Program Chair of 2009 NACAS-East annual conference in Norfolk, Virginia in June 2009, 2008 to 2009. Responsible for – overall conference programming, including general and educational sessions.

Chair of 1999 NACAS-East annual conference in Portland, Maine, 1998 to 1999
Responsible for – overall conference program and logistics: special functions, conference budget, and marketing to all higher education institutions within association region.

Vice Chair of 1998 NACAS-East Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, 1997 to 1998