Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk joined Clarion University as Provost and Academic Vice President on July 18, 2011. A 30-year veteran of higher education, Nowaczyk has held academic and administrative positions including professor in the Department of Psychology at Clemson University, chair of the Department of Psychology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development at East Carolina University, ACE Fellow at the University of Delaware, and, most recently, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Haven. He also served as a visiting scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center and a human factors research consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
At his previous institutions, Nowaczyk led initiatives to enhance student recruitment and retention, increase study-abroad opportunities for undergraduates and expand offerings in languages, create and recast academic programs, restructure budgets and faculty workload, and expand university outreach in economic and community development. He has extensive experience in shared governance, having served as president of the Faculty Senate at Clemson University and leading the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNH in developing and approving college by-laws and implementing a college-level faculty evaluation process
Nowaczyk completed his Ph.D. and master's degree in psychology at Miami (Ohio) University, and earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He has written and presented extensively in the field of behavioral science.