440 Huntington Avenue
202 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115
ATTN: Doreen L. Hodgkin, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
As the Associate Dean of Administration and Student Affairs for Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, Doreen L. Hodgkin manages academic advising, co-op (undergraduate and graduate), enrollment management and the information technology team.
- MEd, University of Maine at Orono
- BS in Physical Education, Recreation, and Health, University of Maine at Presque Isle
What are the specifics of your educational/vocational background?
I have been at Northeastern University for thirty-five years; previously, I worked at four other institutions in locations across the country, including Maine, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Connecticut. I began at Northeastern as an assistant director of Career Services for Social Science and Allied Health and moved on to become the director of employer relations in Career Services overseeing the University’s On-Campus Recruiting Program. I later became the associate dean of co-op, before joining CCIS in my current role as associate dean of administration and student affairs.
What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?
As stated above, I oversee the student affairs aspect of the College and enjoy my interactions with students and love to see them grow throughout their time at Northeastern. I also enjoy my role in the recruitment of perspective students and meeting parents, which I believe is a year round endeavor.
What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?
I love the engagement with the students, faculty, and staff. We are all working together to create an environment where students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities provided by CCIS and one another.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I spent my first 18 years in Scarboro, Maine. After high school, I began to study at the University of Maine in Presque Isle, where I lived for six years.
Where did you study? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular school?
As the first in a family of eight to attend, complete, and self-finance my education, I selected the University of Maine as it was well known for a solid Physical Education and Recreation program. I initially thought I wanted to teach in K – 12, but my experience as a Resident Assistant and then live in personal counselor steered me towards higher education. I have been lucky to have entered a field that I continue to love and have a passion for with regard to the students, staff and faculty.