West Virginia University College of Education & Human Services Dean Lynn Schrum has appointed professor Neal Shambaugh as the new interim associate dean for academic affairs. Shambaugh has spent 20 years teaching at the university level and 15 of those have been within the college.

“Dr. Neal Shambaugh is an excellent selection for interim associate dean for academic affairs,” said Dean Schrum. “He brings a wealth of experience at WVU, as well an in-depth knowledge of most of the programs within CEHS. I look forward to him joining my team and assisting in moving the college forward.”

Currently a professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development, Shambaugh also conducts research in the areas of developmental research, mental models, visual literacy, technology integration and professional development. As interim associate dean for academic affairs, his experience in academia and enthusiasm for working with students will not go unnoticed.

“I really have two broad goals,” Shambaugh stated on what he intends to do in the position. “The first is to support any efforts to provide quality programs for our constituents, and second, to help the College continue to be a good place to learn and work. I feel that you need to learn from and with the people you serve, and provide some enthusiasm, organization, and results at the end of the day. In doing so, I have no doubts that these goals are attainable.”

Shambaugh will formally start on Jan. 1, 2014, when current Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Carol Markstrom goes on sabbatical.



Contact: Christie Zachary, College of Education and Human Services
304.293.0224, Christie.Zachary@mail.wvu.edu

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