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Welcome to the office of Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs is an active and effective team committed to quality education, scholarship, and service.  The office strives to create an equitable and inclusive learning community for our diverse student body.  Academic Affairs includes a campus-wide, involved and informed faculty and staff dedicated to strengthening and growing our academic programs. The team strives to meet students at their point of need with personal connections to support student success and lifelong learning.


West Virginia State University is uniquely poised and positioned to address the opportunities and complex challenges in higher education.  Our storied past, diverse campus-community, and our promising future place us amid many social, economic, environmental and technological changes. We are positioned to develop effective solutions to today's problems and to shape tomorrow’s leaders.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Provost and Vice President, as part of the State family at this very juncture in its history. Together we will grow and succeed in the fulfillment of our mission to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and the region through innovative teaching and applied research.

As I look forward to the beginning of the semester, I find inspiration in the words “One book, one pen, one student, and one teacher can change the world.” I believe that the teaching and mentoring we do are transformative, and in doing so may truly transform the world – we have seen the proof.
I invite you to join me in thinking about creative ways to further support your work as teachers and scholars; to enhance the academic achievement of all of our students; highlight our signature programs, establish new and innovative learning pathways, and broadly communicate our past and future successes to each other, our colleagues, our alumni, and our prospective students and their families. I look forward to our work together.

Dr. J. Paige Carney
Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs


Faculty Awards

Faculty award winners
During our fall 2023 Opening Meeting, four of our faculty members were honored for their dedication to academics at West Virginia State University. Dr. Stephanie Burdette was presented the Excellence in Service Award, Mr. Jay Canterbury was presented the Teacher of the Year Award, Dr. Leighann Davidson was presented the Professor of the Year Award, and Dr. Umesh Reddy was presented the Distinguished Scholar Award.

Program Review Schedule 2013-2014 to 2022-2023
Based on CIP Classifications
 2013-2014  2014-2015  2015-2016  2016-2017  2017-2018
 2018-2019   2019-2020  2020-2021  2021-2022  2022-2023
 B.S.  Communications

 M.A. Media  Studies
 B.S.  Education
 B.S. Computer  Science
 B.A. Economics

 B.A. Political Science

 B.A. Sociology
 B.A. International Studies
 B.A. English
 B.A.  Psychology
 B.S. Mathematics
 B.A. Business  Administration
 B.S. Athletic Sports Training

 B.S. Sports Studies
 M.S.  Biotechnology

M.A. Biotechnology
   B.S. Chemistry
 B.A. History
 B.S. Criminal Justice

 M.S. Law Enforcement &  Administration
B.S.. Biology
  M. Public Administration  
 B.S. Social Work
 B.A. Art

 B.A. Art History #50.0701

 B.F.A. Music
 B.S. Health Sciences
Program Review Follow-up Report Due Dates
West Virginia State University
Academic Policies Committee
None Pending

Our Team

J. Paige
J. Paige  Carney, Ed.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Micheal  Fultz, Ph.D.
Associate Provost/AVPAA
Kerri Steele, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Professional Studies
Robert M.
Robert M. Wallace, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Deborah Williams
Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences
Naveed Zaman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Vonda Matthews
Administrative Secretary Senior
Dr. J. Paige Carney

Dr. J. Paige Carney
Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Office
131 Ferrell Hall 
(304) 766-3189
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