PresenterPhotoAli Martin Scoufield is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Students at Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ali has worked in higher education nearly seventeen years in various functional areas including Equity, Service-Learning, Residence Life, and Title IX. She has facilitated over 100 regional and national presentations focusing on community engagement, advocacy, and policy development. She was most recently a Faculty Fellow for the 2021 ASCA Gehring Institute.

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 and policy.

Ali is the Interim Dean of Students at Cleveland State University, overseeing CARE Management, Community Standards, the Lift Up Vikes! Food Pantry & Resource Center, Student Wellness, Campus Engagement, and the Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center.

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.