Adam Lips Director of College Counseling

Adam Lips

Director of College Counseling

B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Portland
Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Lips earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in teaching from the University of Portland, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. As a doctoral candidate he focused his research efforts on higher education policy issues in the areas of college admission and financial aid. Prior to enrolling in his doctoral program, Dr. Lips worked in college admissions and financial aid at Emory University and Loyola University Chicago.

Outside of work, Dr. Lips enjoys spending time with his family—his wife Carol, daughter Anna, and their dog Hazel.


Ness, E.C. & Lips, A.J.A. (2011) The Marketing of Merit Aid: Flagship campus response to state merit aid programs. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 41(1), 4-17.

Lips, A.J.A. (2011) A typology of institutional Loan Replacement Grant initiatives for low- and moderate-income students. The Review of Higher Education, 34(4), 611-655.

Lips, A.J.A. & Ness, E.C. (2009). The diffusion of the Bologna Process to the American states. International Studies in Education, 10(2), 45-50.

Lips, A.J.A. (2009). The adoption of Loan Replacement Grants for low- and moderate-income students at American colleges and universities: A comparative case study. Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.