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The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Office Of Associate Provost For Academic Affairs

Dr. Hillary J. Knepper

Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Hillary J. Knepper, MPA, PhD is an associate professor in Westchester and has served as a bi-campus chair since Fall 2016. She joined Pace in the fall of 2010 after completing her PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. She has been teaching largely at the graduate level, but has also taught undergraduates for Pace Online and Peace & Justice Studies in Westchester. 

Hillary has enjoyed extensive and varied service to the Pace community and to her profession. Her recent Pace service includes: Co-Chair of the Middle States Self-Study, peer mentor for the Academic Portfolio Workshop, member of two Tenure and Promotion committees, and presenting at the Faculty Institute.

She is the author or co-author of over 35 publications, including recent peer-reviewed articles in: Public Integrity, Journal of Health & Human Services, Nursing Outlook, Poverty & Public Policy, and Public Administration Quarterly. Her professional publications can be seen in the PA Timesand PA Times On-Line. Her recent media interviews include City & Stateand a national video podcast for Public Integrityalong with her colleague Gina Scutelnicu. She was recognized this past summer 2018 by the American Society for Public Administration as one of 14 women in public administration and was featured in their Profiles of Excellence.

Prior to joining Pace University, Hillary was an administrator in nonprofit and public sector institutions, specializing in health and human services. Her primary work focused on system-level change, specifically how public policies influence outcomes, and the implications of how relationships across different sectors affect service delivery, with particular emphasis on low-income, minority, and other underserved populations. After transitioning into academia, her research has largely focused in two areas - health and human services policy and service delivery, and gender disparities.  She recently served as guest editor, along with her colleagues Andréa Sonenberg (Pace University-CHP) and Helisse Levine (LIU-Brooklyn) for a two volume symposium for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (JHHSA). Their symposium was titled, Socio-environmental context of our actions: Building a culture of health.