Dr. Ken Baron is currently Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He is in his 8th year of service at UMBC where he leads and manages academic advising practices as both an administrator and a practitioner. Before coming to UMBC, Dr. Baron held diverse leadership positions at a variety of institutions including: Emory University, The College of New Jersey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the American InterContinental University in London. Dr. Baron received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his PhD from the Department of Education Studies at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England where his graduate study and research was supported by a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Dr. Baron also holds four professional counseling certifications sponsored by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Center for Credentialing and Education.