Faculty Advisor for SGA

Dr. Jodean Schmiederer serves as the faculty advisor to SGA. Dean Schmiederer has been with Elon’s Division of Student Life since May 2008 and is currently the Dean of Student Development and Assistant Professor.  In addition to SGA, her responsibilities include Student Involvement (campus activities and student organizations), the Center for Leadership, and the Moseley Center.

Dean Schmiederer’s educational background is in studio art and educational administration. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Truman State University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro specializing in higher education. Dr. Schmiederer’s research focuses on students’ identity as a leader and their leadership development.

On a community level, Dean Schmiederer serves on the Town of Elon’s Arts Advisory Council and works with Alamance County’s Board of Elections as a Justice for one of the local precincts.

Dean Schmiederer is a sports fan.  In her spare time, you will find her on the sidelines watching her son play baseball or at Elon athletic events cheering on the Phoenix.  She still enjoys painting and finding ways to be creative.

If you have questions or ideas for Student Government (or any of her areas) please reach out by email (jschmiederer@elon.edu) or call the office (336-278-7109) to schedule a time talk in person or by phone.