President Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D., has led Notre Dame de Namur University since January 2008, first as acting president and then as president. Under her leadership, the university has made a remarkable turnaround, increasing enrollment by a third, qualifying as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, receiving national recognition for community engagement and instituting the university’s first Ph.D. program. Dr. Greig has gained national recognition as an advocate for increased access for low-income and Hispanic students.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Greig has served NDNU as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor, dean of the School of Education and Leadership and executive vice president and provost, as well as acting president. As a faculty member she served on numerous governance committees and was president of the Faculty Senate for three years from 1996-1999.
She holds a BA in Education from Wheaton College (IL), an MA in Reading Education from Santa Clara University, a second MA in Philosophy and a Ph.D.in the Philosophy of Education from Stanford University. Dr. Greig has served as a participant or chair of accreditation teams for the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for colleges and universities all over the state of California. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Executive Board of California Campus Compact, the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges.
Before coming to NDNU in 1988, Dr. Greig was a lecturer at San Jose State University and elementary and middle school teacher. Her chief academic interests are in understanding and facilitating how teaching and learning occur.