Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager, PhD

Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tiffany J. Cresswell-Yeager is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University. She teaches in the doctoral program in educational leadership. Previously, she was an assistant professor of communication studies at Kutztown University. She taught courses in public speaking, small group communication, multicultural and leadership communication. 

Dr. Cresswell-Yeager earned her PhD in administration and leadership studies, an inter-disciplinary degree in sociology, political science, and economics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in training and development.

With a background in higher education administration, her career experience includes leading enrollment management, social media, student affairs, health and counseling, intercollegiate athletics, student conduct, crisis management and threat assessment. Her research interests include first-generation college students, leadership development, enrollment management and the first-year experience. 

For the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Dr. Cresswell-Yeager has been a Region II Representative for the NASPA Faculty Council and currently serves as a Research Coordinator for the Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education (SCIHE) Knowledge Community (KC). 

In March 2021, Dr. Cresswell-Yeager was honored by NASPA with the Outstanding Service Award.

In May 2021, her article "Reimagining Women's Leadership", on her participation in the UN’s 65th Commission on the Status of Women, was published by the United Nations Association. "One of the most profound takeaways for me was to use whatever power we have to help other women," wrote Cresswell-Yeager.

In addition to her professional experience, she is a member of the Walk In Arts Center Board of Directors and Schuylkill County’s VISION Board.