Andrew A. Workman

Andrew A. Workman, PhD

  • Provost


  • 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.


  • 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


In the Media


  • Widener University Named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction

    Widener University has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction, a resource widely used by students and families when making their college decisions. Widener has been recognized nationally as a 2022-2023 College of Distinction, as well as at the state level as a Pennsylvania College of Distinction. 

    In addition, Widener has also received specialized endorsements and recognition in the following areas:
    •    Undergraduate business programs
    •    Undergraduate engineering programs
    •    Undergraduate education programs
    •    Undergraduate nursing programs
    •    Exceptional student support initiatives in career development
    •    Institutional commitment to equity and inclusion
    •    Exceptional initiatives directed toward active-duty and veteran students

    The Colleges of Distinction selection process is comprised of in-depth research and detailed interviews. Schools that demonstrate excellence in the areas of student engagement, teaching, proving successful outcomes, and having a vibrant community are given the title of College of Distinction.

    “We are proud to have received this honor and the accolades that accompany it,” said Andy Workman, provost of Widener University. “We are committed to giving our students the best experience possible to prepare them for the future. Having achieved this recognition is further proof of our commitment to past, present, and future generations of Widener students.”

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