PresenterPhotoAli Martin Scoufield is currently the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement and Dean of Students at Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio.

In her role, Ali oversees CARE Management, Center for Student Involvement, Community Standards and Advocacy, Counseling, Lift Up Vikes! Food Pantry & Resource Center, Office of Disability & Testing Services, Student Health, and Wellness. She also provides interim supervisory support to the LGBTQ+ Center and the Women’s Center. 

Ali Martin Scoufield has worked in various functional areas of higher education for nearly twenty years. She has facilitated programs, workshops, and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and consults with various colleges and universities around policy, risk management, equity, and basic needs access. Ali is very involved with the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) currently serving as a faculty member for Gehring Academy in the Equitable and Inclusive Practices Track, the Scholarship Chair for the Goldstone Foundation, and the Region 6 Co-chair.

Ali holds a BA in History from Western New England University, a MS in College Student Personnel from Miami University, and a MLS in Human Rights and Social Justice from Southern Methodist University. She is currently working on her PhD in Urban Education Policy at CSU, focusing on the intersections between trauma, policy, and students with disabilities. When not working, Ali is an avid reader, traveler, and passionate about community service. She is a long-term volunteer supporting food access and the Girl Scouts.

Fun Facts About Ali:

  • Mom of 4 daughters and a sweet Goldendoodle named Chief Martin Brody
  • Has a real fear of clowns
  • Embarrassed herself in front of Jason Momoa while waiting in line at a Comic Con (She was doing the floss dance, badly, with her kids)
  • Has spent time in every US state except for Oregon
  • Visited over 20 Concentration / Death camps throughout Europe as part of Human Rights Pilgrimages 

Topics of Interest:

  • Reading
  • Travel
  • History
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Sports (Philadelphia teams)