Concetta M. Stewart

Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., joined AGB Search as executive search consultant and principal, bringing with her more than two decades of leadership experience in higher education. Prior to AGB Search, Dr. Stewart also spent several years as principal at another prominent executive search firm assisting with senior-level searches across higher education. She has completed over 80 searches for public and private colleges and universities including both research and liberal arts-focused institutions.

Representative Executive Searches

  • Cleveland State University – Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering
  • Elizabethtown College (PA) - President
  • Hawaii Pacific University – Dean of Business
  • Maine Maritime Academy - President
  • Maine Maritime Academy – Provost
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology - Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Northern Illinois University – Dean of Health and Human Services
  • Pratt Institute (NY) – Provost
  • Rider University (NJ) – Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Texas Southern University – Provost and Senior Vice President 

Experience and Honors

Dr. Stewart served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy University in Dobbs Ferry, NY, including service as the University's Interim President. During her appointment as Provost, she was responsible for significant efforts in academic realignment and program development.

Her previous leadership positions include serving as Dean of the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Dean of Klein College of Communication and Media (formerly the School of Communications and Theater) at Temple University in Philadelphia. Working with a team of faculty, staff, and senior administration, Dr. Stewart led Temple’s development of a roadmap for transformational investments in academic technology and digital learning systems, including launching distance education and establishing Temple’s first teaching and learning center. The University established itself as a leader in teaching and learning with technology and was cited by Wired magazine, Princeton Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Stewart also served as a trustee of the American College of Greece for more than a decade, including terms as Board Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as on the executive councils of the American Council of Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education and the Inclusive Excellence Group. Prior to her time in higher education, she worked in the telecommunications industry in product management and market development.


  • B.A. in European History from Rutgers University
  • M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York
  • Ph.D. in Communication & Information Studies from Rutgers University