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Provost


Boyd Creasman, Ph.D.

Boyd CreasmanBoyd Creasman, Ph.D., serves as provost and oversees all academic programs and activities at the Mount, the nation’s second oldest Catholic university.

Most recently, Dr. Creasman served as Provost of West Virginia Wesleyan University. His four years as West Virginia Wesleyan’s provost resulted in considerable progress in assessing student learning and aiding faculty in becoming more effective in their teaching. He helped develop a profitable graduate program in nursing and co-wrote a grant proposal that resulted in a $10 million five-year Title III grant focused on improving student success and student engagement. Prior to becoming chief academic officer, Creasman held a number of administrative roles at West Virginia Wesleyan, including service as English department chair, director of the School of Fine Arts and Humanities and founder and director of the first-year seminar program.

Earlier in his career, Creasman enjoyed a career as an English professor at West Virginia Wesleyan, teaching a range of literature and writing classes. He has published articles and presented conference papers on writers as diverse as Anton Chekhov, Graham Greene and Jayne Anne Phillips. Building upon research informed by his teaching of Appalachian literature, Creasman in 2016 published Writing West Virginia, the first study of literature from the Mountain State to analyze multiple authors.

Creasman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in English from Florida State University.

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