Dr. Jean-Pierre Laurenceau, a bilingual (Spanish) educator born in Queens, New York, is a first-generation college student and proud Haitian and Ecuadorian-American. Prior to his work in student development and multicultural affairs at the University of Richmond (2008-2016), he was the director of the Latino Living Center’s living-learning program at Cornell University (2004-2008) and worked in residential life/living-learning programs at Pennsylvania State (2001-2004). His broad-based background in student affairs, academic advising, teaching, and his proven leadership in intercultural education bring a new dimension to student affairs at Washington College.
As Assistant Dean of Students, Jean-Pierre provides direction for the institution’s bias incident response protocol and serves on the Vice President for Student Affair’s leadership team. As Director of Intercultural Affairs, he oversees initiatives centered on identity affirmation and inclusive diversity.
Select Professional and Scholarly work:
Laurenceau-Medina, J. P. (2014). Unraveling Identity: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Multiracial/Ethnic Student Experiences (published doctoral thesis). Northeastern University.
Cook, N., Bushey, E., Habicht, A., Laurenceau-Medina, J. P. (2007). Program Houses @ Cornell: Empowering Student Leadership in Residential Communities. Proposal acceptance for the 2007 joint American College Personnel Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Laurenceau-Medina, J. P. (2004). Examining The First Year Latino Student Experience within an Intentional Multicultural Environment at a Predominantly White Institution (Unpublished master’s thesis). Pennsylvania State University.
Maney, D. W., Laurenceau-Medina, J. P., Mortensen, S., Vasey, J. J., Moore, B., & Gates, S. C. (2003). An exploration of ethnic minority and non-minority students’ perceptions and practices regarding alcohol-free late-night entertainment, American Journal of Health Studies, 18(2/3), 147-155.
Maney, D. W., Laurenceau-Medina, J. P., Mortensen, S., & Lozinska-Lee, M. (2001). Differences Between Anglo- American and Ethnic Minority Student Involvement in Alcohol Free Alternative Activities. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American School Health Association, New Orleans, LA.
Laurenceau-Medina, J. P., & Maney, D. W. (2000). Ethnic minority and Anglo-American Differences in Late Night Penn State Event Programming. Poster presentation at The Pennsylvania State Graduate School Conference, University Park, PA.
Sexual Assault Response Advocate (S.A.R.A.)
Targeted Experience for Academic Mentoring (T.E.A.M.)
Academic Resources Committee
Georges Brigade Advisory Council
Community Day Committee
Bias Incident Response team (Chair)
First Year Seminar Instructor