Katherine G. O’Dair, Ph.D.
Katherine (Katie) O'Dair, Ph.D. is the associate vice president for Student Affairs at Boston College. She is responsible for supervising the engagement area which includes the Offices of Graduate Student Life, Student Involvement, Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, and the Women’s Center. She also oversees assessment efforts within the division of student affairs, the creation of collaborative programs with academic affairs, and diversity initiatives within the division. Ms. O’Dair serves as the student affairs Title IX coordinator, overseeing the University’s sexual assault education, prevention, and response efforts.
Previously she served as associate dean for graduate student life at Boston College and an assistant dean in the division of student life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a master’s degree in student personnel and counseling from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her scholarly interests include student engagement, student learning, assessment in student affairs, and graduate student concerns. She is actively involved in the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and has served in leadership positions both regionally and nationally. She is a competitive master’s swimmer, avid runner and cyclist and serves on the volunteer leadership team for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC).