Phoebe Stevenson

Phoebe Stevenson, Ed.D., joined AGB Search in 2022.  She brings over 30 years of experience in higher education administration at scholarly professional associations and private universities. Dr. Stevenson’s search expertise includes Dean positions at public and R2 institutions. 

Representative Executive Searches

  • Loyola Marymount University - Dean, Loyola Law School
  • Texas State University - Dean, College of Science & Engineering

Experience and Honors

Dr. Stevenson served as Deputy Executive Officer at the American Sociological Association and Deputy Executive Director at the American Educational Research Association.  She was Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University and, most recently, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Business Officer at Emory University School of Law. In addition to a long career serving as chief financial and operating officers, Dr. Stevenson has extensive experience in organizational transformation; strategic planning and implementation; change management; cross-functional collaboration between academic and administrative units; enrollment management; international partnership and recruitment; program development; and online education.

Dr. Stevenson has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Wilson College for nine years.  She is currently a trustee of the United Board for Christian Education in Asia.  Dr. Stevenson has extensive experience in leadership search processes: as the hiring officer, serving on and chairing search committees, and participating in presidential and other cabinet member searches.


  • B.A. degree in in Sociology/Anthropology and B.M. degree in Organ Performance from Oberlin College 
  • M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University 
  • M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from the American University
  • Doctorate in Education (Higher Education Management) from the University of Pennsylvania