Prior to joining Willamette University, Justin Leibowitz served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, working with staff in housing, admissions, financial aid, dining, TRIO, accessibility services, Upward Bound, and advising. He worked in housing and residence life for over ten years at the University of Louisville, New Mexico State University, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo in Hall Director, Area Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Associate Director roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Denison University, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master of Education in higher education administration from Northeastern University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in college student personnel at the University of Louisville.
Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors with his wife and their dog, including hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. He is always willing to talk sports and/or watch a game, and enjoys science fiction TV and movies.