David Todd

Associate Director, Student Transitions
Pronouns: (He/Him/His)

David Todd, M.Ed. (he/him/his) serves as the Associate Director of Student Transitions in the Division of Student Affairs at Emerson College. As part of the Student Transitions and Family Programs (STFP) office, he is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of the Undergraduate New Student Orientation program each semester for all incoming undergraduate students. Additionally, he is charged with selecting, training, and supervising the 100+ student leaders within the program, including Orientation Coordinators (Core Staff) and Orientation Leaders. He also works with the STFP team to support programming and services for parents and family members, off-campus students, and students experiencing unique transitions.

Prior to starting in this role at Emerson in 2020, David spent three years as the Advisor for New Student Programs at Wellesley College, where he coordinated the New Student Orientation program and supported student leadership development. Before Wellesley, he worked at Emerson as the Assistant Director of Visitor Experience in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. He is excited to be back at Emerson in this new role.

David earned his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia and served as the Graduate Assistant in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at UGA. He also earned degrees in Computer Science, B.S. and Theatre, B.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park. David grew up in Ellicott City, MD and currently enjoys living in the Boston area with his husband, Matt, and their dog, Miles.

David’s areas of interest are equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice; orientation, transition and retention (OTR); supporting the experiences of students in transition; student leadership development; team-building and group dynamics; and the use of technology in higher education.


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