Dr. Kate Schiefen

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Dr. Kate Schiefen is the Dean of Academic Services at Monroe Community College’s Damon City Campus (DCC). Damon City Campus is home to the departments of Education, Human Services, and Law and Criminal Justice as well as MCC’s AmeriCorps, Upward Bound, STEP, and Liberty Partnership grant programs.

Kate presently serves as the college’s main contact for the Rochester Early College International High School (RECIHS), a partnership with the Rochester City School District, St. John Fisher College, the Asia Society, and SUNY Smart Scholars. Kate also serves on SUNY Geneseo’s Education Advisory Board and the Mid-Western Regional P-16 Partnership Policy Group (“JMT-HE”) of regional K-12 district superintendents and college deans.


Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership 2010

Dissertation Topic: “The Impact of Organizational Structure on Entrepreneurial Orientation of Community College Workforce Divisions: A Grounded Theory Study”

Honors: The James Jacobs Award for Dissertation Research

State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

M.S. in Adult Education 2001

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

B.S. in Organizational Management 1990

Honors: Distinguished Achievement Award

Represent Damon on the President’s Downtown Campus Committee charged to review potential locations.
Serve on the President’s Budget Resource Committee.
Grant experience as PI and/or reviewer for Title V, Perkins, and various internal grants.