Provost's Team

Provost Andrew Workman oversees a team of leaders dedicated to fostering the success and development of our faculty, staff, and students across the university.

Key Commitments

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The university holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the research, teaching, and service of all faculty members, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. Faculty members from across the institution are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, & inclusion, including representation on the Faculty Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Leadership and Inclusion Council.

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Faculty Development

We recognize that in higher education both teaching and research are essential to a vigorous institution and a strong curriculum. 

Several programs support new and continuing faculty in their professional development, including the Provost Grant Program, which provides funds to support scholarly work by faculty. We also provide support to faculty who present their work at academic conferences, and for those who conduct research with undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty members also are encouraged to seek research and study grants from agencies and foundations outside the university. The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research coordinates the grant process with the appropriate internal and external offices to assist applicants in seeking partial or full support in the form of private or public grants. 

Professional development activities include campus conferences where faculty share research and teaching presentations with their peers, bi-monthly Provost Teas, and mentoring programs to support the needs of faculty members new to Widener University.

Faculty Research Interests Faculty AuthorsCurriculum Development

Student Success

Faculty and staff at the university share a relentless commitment to student success. We enact this commitment by delivering a distinctive and transformative student learning experience by connecting integrated academic support, student support and development, experiential learning, global and civic engagement, health and wellness, an intensive first-year experience, and a robust program for teaching and learning development. 

At Widener, there are professors, advisors, counselors, and others who work with all students to help them find their place and their path.

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Collaborative Academic Culture

Widener University named a great college to work for in 2023

2023 Great College to Work For

Widener was honored by the Chronicle of Higher Education in four categories in its recent Great Colleges to Work For, one of the largest, most-respected workplace recognition programs in the country.

  • Confidence in Senior Leadership, honoring institutions where senior leadership is recognized by faculty and staff as capable and credible. 
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, honoring institutions that are demonstrating commitment to diversity, as reported by faculty and staff based on their individual experiences and the impact of institutional policies and procedures. 
  • Faculty Experience, honoring institutions where faculty report positive employment experiences including support for service and research, balance of teaching, and advancement and promotion opportunities.  
  • Shared Governance, honoring workplaces where faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.

Work at Widener

Provost's Team

Brian Cook profile

Brian Cook

Associate Provost for Multi-Modal Education

Key Partners

Deans of Colleges & Schools

Get in Touch

For more information about academic programs and faculty initiatives, please contact the Office of the Provost.