PresenterPhotoAli Martin Scoufield currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement & Dean of Students at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ali Martin Scoufield (she/her) cares about students. In her nearly twenty years working in higher education, she has prioritized the student experience, student safety, and student belonging. She is continuing that work as the Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement and Dean of Students at Cleveland State University (CSU), overseeing CARE Management, Center for Campus Engagement, Community Standards & Advocacy, Counseling Center, Food Pantry & Resource Center, Health Services, Office of Disability and Testing Services, and Student Wellness. With a team of incredible colleagues, Ali hopes to support students in achieving their academic goals while prioritizing health, wellness, and identity. 

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 completing her PhD in Urban Education Policy at CSU, focusing on the intersections between trauma and policy for students with disabilities.

Ali has worked in various functional areas, including residence life and housing, assessment, equity, Title IX, volunteer programs and alternative breaks, leadership, and community standards. She has facilitated over 150 regional and national presentations focusing on advocacy, community engagement, inclusion, and policy development. 

Ali is an avid reader and bookstagramer (@spongebooksquarepants), traveler, and passionate about community service. She is a long-term volunteer supporting food access and the Girl Scouts.