Dr. Alice Petty is currently the Associate Dean of Residential Advising in the office of Academic Advising (VPUE).

Alice first joined VPUE as a post-doctoral teaching fellow for the Introduction to Humanities (IHUM) program in 2006 and served has served as the Academic Director in Wilbur Hall, Director of Pre-Major Advising, Director of the Stanford Newcomer Guide program and as the Undergraduate Advising Director for Transfer Advising.

Alice earned her B.A. from Hampshire College and holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on Archaeology and secondary concentrations in Akkadian and in Egyptology. Prior to arriving at Stanford, Alice spent nine seasons as a field supervisor for the Johns Hopkins University-University of Amsterdam Archaeological Expedition to Umm el-Marra (Syria) where she learned valuable lessons in how to maintain collegial and respectful work relationships despite differences in language and culture, close quarters, and unpleasantly high temperatures.

Current Role at Stanford

Associate Dean of Residential Advising, the office of Academic Advising (VPUE)

Education & Certifications

  • M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, Near Eastern Studies (2004)
  • B.A., Hampshire College, self-designed Liberal Arts major (1993)