Paul LePore is associate dean for Student and Academic Programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His appointment began in December 2008. As associate dean, LePore works in the college and throughout the university on student issues, including recruitment, retention and graduation; academic advising; program development; learning assessment; course scheduling; and enrollment management. A sociologist by training (specializing in social psychology and sociology of education), his scholarship looks to identify factors that promote academic achievement and student success. In addition to his duties as associate dean, he is also a clinical professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. In his research, LePore works to analyze trends that impact our nation's educational system.
Before coming to ASU, LePore was at the University of Washington, where he was assistant dean for educational programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and a faculty member in the department of sociology. He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Council on Undergraduate Research and the American Educational Research Association.