Author Profile

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty | Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy, Indiana University

Current Position and Past Experience
Carolyn Gentle-Genitty is the Assistant Vice President for University Academic Policy at Indiana University.

She is a known expert on transfer by American Association for College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO); a knowledge partner on reimagining transfer with American Council on Education as an ex-officio member. She also serves as a current ACE Fellow; a state partner on credit for prior learning and academic affairs at the Indiana Commission on Higher Education; and the Indiana Representative to the Western Regional Higher Education Advisory Council.

She is a research scholar, tenured faculty at Indiana University in the School of Social Work, with over 23 years in higher ed. She teaches human behavior theory and has a textbook on the building blocks for competency-based theory application. Her research focus is on student engagement (through social bonding) and absenteeism. Author of several books and textbooks she is also the Founder and CEO of Pivot Attendance Solutions, co-founder and Vice President of International Network for School Attendance and past president of International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Gentle-Genitty earned her Ph.D in Social Work from the Indiana University School of Social Work. She also earned a Master’s and a Bachelor’s in the same subject from Spalding University.

She also has an Associates Degree in General Studies from St. Johns College Junior College and a certificate in Organizational Leadership from HERS Institute. She has won numerous awards for her teaching, mentorship, and research recognized by her university as a bridge builder and by her campus as an inspirational woman leader.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Carolyn has been volunteering with the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention for nearly 14 years. She holds a honorary Chief of Police badge from Louisville KY. Enjoys reading. This summer of the 6 books she read her favorite three were: Students First by Paul LeBlanc, The Privileged Poor by Abraham Jack, and How to lead when you don’t know where you are going by Susan Beaumont.

You can connect with Carolyn Gentle-Genitty on the Indiana University website