Alderson Broaddus University Names Dr. Andrea Bucklew Associate Provost

Alderson Broaddus University Names Dr. Andrea Bucklew Associate Provost

Andrea BucklewPhilippi, W.Va. – Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joan Propst announced Dr. Andrea J. Bucklew as the Associate Provost of Alderson Broaddus University effective June 1, 2016.

Dr. Bucklew assumed the role of Associate Provost after the promotion of Dr. Eric Shor to the Vice President of Enrollment Management. As the Associate Provost, Dr. Bucklew will serve as the institutional liaison to the regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. She will work with faculty in assessment of student learning and serves as an internal consultant for discipline-specific accreditation. Dr. Bucklew will also supervise the delivery of distance education.

“Dr. Bucklew brings a great skill set to the position as Associate Provost,” said Dr. Propst. “She is intellectually suited for the work associated with accreditation and assessment.” 

Dr. Bucklew joined the faculty of Alderson Broaddus University in August 2012.  Since then, she has served as a Professor of Criminal Justice and as Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree both from West Virginia University. In 2016, she was honored with the “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” award given by the Alderson Broaddus Student Government Association.

“She has distinguished herself among our faculty colleagues as an insightful, detail-oriented individual and was honored by the students this past academic year by being named “Faculty of the Year.”” Dr. Propst said. “As a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission, she brings a “just-in-time” perspective to the work the Associate Provost manages and I am very happy to have her as a valued colleague.”

Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Bucklew served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and was a partner in a general practice law firm.  Before joining the faculty at Alderson Broaddus, she worked for 11 years at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where she was an associate professor of criminal justice, the Honors Program director, and chair of the Curriculum and Instructional Programs Committee. 

In addition to maintaining her license to practice law in both West Virginia and Maryland, Dr. Bucklew also serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.  Dr. Bucklew and her husband Chad reside in Tunnelton, W.Va. with their three daughters, twins Morgan and Lyndsay age 12, and Emily age 10.