Dodge, Dr. Kathryn G.


Dr. Kathryn Dodge is the founder and President of the Dodge Advisory Group, LLC.  Her career efforts have focused on excellence in policy, practice and professional development in Higher Education. She co-founded Radio Higher Ed (, a national policy podcast designed to inform and challenge listeners to consider higher education policy and their implications. She serves, by gubernatorial appointment, as a Commissioner at Education Commission of the States.  In 2013 she was named to the newly formed National Council – State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Dr. Dodge’s practice is focused on clients ready for organizational change that is strategic, systemic and sustainable, often leveraged by accreditation or compliance requirements.  This organizational level work is balanced by teaching at the public land grant in NH where she is a faculty affiliate in the Ph.D. program and at New England College where she teaches in the hybrid Ed.D. program.

Supplementing work in policy and practice, she founded affiliation groups for senior academic and enrollment officers to provide a unique approach to professional development.  Leaders expand their capacity for innovation, learning from their peers, as they consider implementation of best practices in light of specific contexts. She also provides executive coaching

Dr. Dodge has significant campus-based experience at Keene State College, a Council for Public Liberal Arts Institution.  She also has a decade of policy experience working as a N.H. State Higher Education Executive Officer (SHEEO), executive director of a coordinating state agency with regulatory and fiscal responsibilities. In that capacity she chaired the NH P-16 Council and served as a U.S. Department of Education negotiator representing the national SHEEO organization. Her board experience includes a decade at the New England Board of Higher Education. She also spent several years in for-profit education and publishing early in her career.

Dr. Dodge received her Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems from the Fielding Graduate University, California, in 2001.  She holds Master’s degrees in Organization Development and Student Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Literature.