Notable Leaders in Higher Education: Jodi Eastberg

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Leaders in Higher Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 22
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA in Honors and History, Saint Louis University
  • Graduate degree/university: MA and PhD in History, Marquette University

As acting vice president of academic affairs and dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Jodi Eastberg, Ph.D., oversees the academic operations of the college and serves in cross-college leadership as part of the president’s cabinet. 

As dean, she leads the college’s work with graduate students in all disciplines and directs the business, education, music and liturgy, community and school psychology, communication and technology departments.  

Eastberg previously served as executive director of the Center for Academic Excellence and the Research Center for Women and Girls. In the CAE, Eastberg worked with faculty and staff to provide many opportunities for high achieving students. 

Eastberg in early 2019 oversaw the release of the Status of Girls in Wisconsin report, which is a look at how girls in Wisconsin are faring in areas such as sexual violence and human trafficking, stress, depression, suicide, bullying, TV, online and social media engagement, and substance use. She also launched the annual State of Wisconsin Girls Summit.