Concetta M. Stewart


Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., recently joined AGB Search as a principal, bringing more than two decades of leadership experience in higher education with particular expertise in academic affairs, program development, the fine arts, and technology and communications.  Prior to joining AGB Search, Dr. Stewart spent several years at another prominent executive search firm assisting with senior-level searches in higher education. She assisted with over 40 executive searches for higher education institutions including:

  • Clark University (IA) – President
  • Elizabethtown College (PA) – President
  • College of St. Scholastica (MN) – Provost
  • Hartwick College (NY) – Provost
  • Iona College (NY) – Provost
  • Saint Leo University (FL) – Provost
  • University of New England (ME) – Provost

During her career in higher education, Dr. Stewart has served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY; during the 2013-14 academic year, she served as the college’s Interim President.  She managed a budget in excess of $30 million and nearly 100 graduate and undergraduate programs while directing the hiring of faculty, deans, and other institutional leaders.

Her previous leadership positions include serving as Dean of the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, one of the world’s most prominent schools of art, design, and architecture, and as Dean of the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

For the past decade Dr. Stewart has served as a trustee of the American College of Greece.  A past Chair (2017), she currently serves as Vice Chair and member of the Executive Committee. She has also been active in the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group and the Advertising Educational Foundation. Her work has been widely published including, “Teaching and Learning with Technology: Beyond Constructivism,” which she co-edited.

Dr. Stewart received a B.A. in European History at Rutgers University, M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York, and Ph.D. in Communication & Information Studies from Rutgers University.