Tom Grites currently has responsibilities for academic orientation programming, First-Year Experience efforts, transfer student initiatives, liaison with the Division of Student Affairs, and various other projects. He also teaches a seminar course for new transfer students each semester. He previously served as director of academic advising, interim director of teacher education, interim dean of social and behavioral sciences, and assistant to the vice president for academic affairs in his 35-plus years at Stockton.
Dr. Grites was one of the founding members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served as its president for two terms. He currently serves as a senior editor of the NACADA Journal and regularly provides other services to NACADA. Dr. Grites has written over 60 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports; he has delivered more than 125 conference presentations; and he has conducted faculty development workshops and academic advising program reviews on over 130 campuses.