Nicole Eversley Bradwell, M.S. and Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell

Director of Admissions and Director of Programs & Outreach, Ithaca College

Nicole Eversley Bradwell, M.S. and Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell

Director of Admissions and Director of Programs & Outreach, Ithaca College


Nicole Eversley Bradwell, director of undergraduate and graduate admission at Ithaca College, began her career at Ithaca in 1994.

Eversley Bradwell, an alumna of Johnstown High School (NY); received a B.S. in communication studies from the State University of New York at Oswego; and an M.S. in Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communication.

Prior to the directorship, Eversley Bradwell served Ithaca College in many capacities including directing international admission for more than 17 years which afforded her opportunity to work in 27 countries and work with students from over 70 different nations.

With over twenty years of student enrollment experience, Eversley Bradwell remains excited about supporting a student-centered approach and engaging audiences in forming authentic connections. Eversley Bradwell does this by leading a team who offer professional service and creative solutions. A thought leader, Eversley Bradwell has also been a member of college-wide committees including the President’s Advisory Council on Innovation and the Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

During her tenure at IC, Eversley Bradwell has continued to support a student-focused approach and serves as an advisor for student organizations such as the Caribbean Students’ Association and serves as an active mentor for the Martin Luther King Scholar Program. For these efforts and more, Eversley Bradwell received the Ithaca College Student Government Council Administrator of the Year award in 2016.

Her commitment to relationship building has extended beyond her roles on campus as she has devoted time for leadership in the greater Ithaca community. She has served on the board of directors for organizations such as the Southside Community Center and the Tompkins County Youth Services Department, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Sciencenter and the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

A spouse, a parent, a grandparent, and hobby genealogist – Eversley Bradwell has a passion for cooking, and spending time with family.

Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell serves as the director of outreach and programs at Ithaca College. Prior to this role, Dr. Bradwell taught in Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) as well as the Department of Education. Dr. Bradwell also serves as a faculty-in-residence for the Ithaca’s Martin Luther King Scholars Program and has research / teaching interests in educational policy, race theory, and hip hop culture.

Dr. Bradwell, an alumnus of Amsterdam High School (NY); received a B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester; an M.S. in education from Rochester’s Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bradwell has worked in for-profit education, public schools, and higher education. He maintains an active speaking schedule and research agenda. His current project utilizes the book by Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community, as a framework to explore the possibilities and challenges of modern social justice movements grounded in non-violent direct action.

In addition to his research and writing, Dr. Bradwell is also an active community member and has been recently appointed as a Tompkins County Heritage Ambassador. In 2017, he was also elected to serve his fourth (4th) term on the Ithaca City School District Board of Education and currently serves as the Board’s Vice President.

Spouse, parent, grandparent, sneaker collector, and part-time provocateur, Dr. Bradwell is committed to working towards more meaningful learning and teaching.