Angela Nicole Scott Ferencin is the program director of the Community Education Initiative in Lehigh University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE). She previously served as director of the Office of Academic Outreach within the Provost’s Stem at Lehigh University where she assisted in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. Angela will continue to develop, implement and enhance signature and pipeline programs for college preparedness and increased community education across ages and stages.
Angela possesses a bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration and Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She is completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Her dissertation research study is entitled, “An Analysis of Undocumented Students in Higher Education Institutions in New Jersey: Policy Analysis and Policymaker Perceptions.”
As an adjunct instructor at Lehigh University, Temple University and The College of New Jersey, Angela has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in various academic disciplines. She has received numerous awards, including the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Fellowship in Educational Administration and Policy. During her time at Lehigh University, Angela received the ‘25 Women Who are Changing Lehigh’ recognition and the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Staff Award’. Her current interests include: college access, equity and opportunity in higher education, college readiness and academic preparation, college success, and special populations.