Morehead State University has announced that Dr Antony Norman, Dean of Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, will be stepped up to the post of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
As dean of the Volgenau College of Education, Norman led the college to partner with the National Rural Education Association and the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC).
Through this collaboration, MSU serves as the RSC Appalachian Hub (for the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina area) to support rural schools and teachers. The new Appalachian Rural Education Council – MSU Hub at Volgenau College will also help focus on advocacy, education, connection and awareness related to rural education issues. During his tenure, MSU College of Education’s undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs achieved national rankings. He has consistently promoted MSU’s core mission by preparing its graduates to succeed and do their part to help students and schools in Eastern Kentucky and beyond thrive.
Prior to becoming Dean of Volgenau College, Norman spent 24 years as an administrator and faculty member at Western Kentucky University (WKU), serving as Associate Dean for retention, persistence and graduation. , and Acting Director of the School of Professional. Studied at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences before coming to MSU.
His administrative experiences at WKU include the position of Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Acting Chair of the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research, and Associate Dean for Accountability and Research at the College. of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He began his administrative career as Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accountability at the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Longwood in Virginia.
Prior to entering administration, Norman worked his way up the faculty ranks of the Psychology Department at WKU, where he served as Full Professor. During his time as a professor, he also accepted responsibilities as an Assistant Dean for Assessment and volunteered as an Assessment Coordinator in the US Department of Teachers’ Quality Grant. education, which has led to the development of the teacher work sampling process adopted by many educator preparation programs across the country.
Through collaborative relationships with colleagues, Norman has published over 30 papers and technical reports, conducted nearly 80 national presentations, served as an external reviewer for five grants funded by the US Department of Education, and served on numerous national and national professional councils and committees. Norman also recently completed a year as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow (Class of 2018).
Norman’s start date is July 1, 2021.