Andrew A. Workman

Andrew A. Workman, PhD

  • Provost

Education

  • PhD, History (1993)
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
  • MA, History (1988)
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
  • BA, Philosophy and Social Theory (1983)
    New College of Florida (FL)

About Me

As the provost at Widener University, I oversee the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services; the Schools of Business Administration, Commonwealth Law, Delaware Law, Engineering, and Nursing; the Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies; the Division of Student Life; and the academic support units. I work collaboratively with the associate provosts, deans, faculty, and administrative staff to achieve Widener's mission and goals.

I am committed to expanding experiential learning and civic engagement opportunities, deploying research-based best practices for teaching and learning, and improving the retention and graduation rates of students by developing a data-informed, integrated student success program. I am also committed to increasing the diversity of faculty, staff, and students and building an inclusive community at Widener.

Before coming to Widener, I served as provost and interim president at Roger Williams University, and as vice provost and professor of history at Mills College. I earned my bachelor’s degree in philosophy and social theory from the New College of Florida and my master’s and doctoral degrees in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Awards

  • Council of Independent Colleges’ and the American Academic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy, 2015-2016.
  • Named to the inaugural cohort of the Council of Independent Colleges’ and the American Academic Leadership Institute’s Senior Leadership Academy, 20102011.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Award for Teaching Excellence

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