Portrait of Richie Gebauer

Richie Gebauer

Assistant Dean for Retention and Student Success, Cabrini University

Richie Gebauer is the Assistant Dean for Retention and Student Success at Cabrini University and serves as Faculty Director of the IMPACT Living Learning Community. As the founding director of the university’s First Year experience and Learning Community program, retention and persistence are at the center of his work. He is a past president of the National Learning Community Association and has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, Learning Communities Research and Practice, and E-Source for College Transitions. His research focuses on the impact of learning communities on the integrative learning practices of students. He has also authored publications advancing the research and practice of learning communities, academic and professional advising, First Year experience and First Year seminars, and academic recovery programs. Richie completed a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, an M.Ed. from James Madison University, and an Ed.D. from Cabrini University.