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George Hynd

George Hynd

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Charleston College


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Charleston, SC 29424


  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Charleston College


Dr. George W. Hynd assumed his position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in January 2010. He came to the college from Arizona State University where he was Senior Vice Provost for Education and Innovation, Dean and Director of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, and Foundation Professor of Psychology. Prior to that he served as the Dean of the College of Education at Purdue University (2003-2007). He was a faculty member at the University of Georgia from 1979 to 2003 where he held a series of administrative positions including serving as the Director of the School of Professional Education and ultimately as Associate Dean for Research and External Affairs in the College of Education. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology at Pepperdine University, his M.Ed. At the University of Guam in Educational Administration and Supervision, and his Ed.D. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Dr. Hynd is the author, coauthor or editor of 11 books, author of 57 refereed book chapters, and has published 153 refereed journal articles. In the last ten years, he has received over $1.25 million in external funding, mostly from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). His recent awards and honors include the Distinguished Neurophysiologist Award from the National Academic of Neuropsychology (2004), an Honorary Doctorate from the University Jyvaskyla, Finland (2004), recognition in Legends of School Psychology by the National Association of School Psychologists, and a Senior Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association. He has served on numerous review panels for the NIH. He currently chairs the Research & Dissemination Committee of the American association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), is a member of the STEM Education Commission, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Dyslexia Association.


  • MA, Pepperdine University
  • EdD, Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
  • MA, Pepperdine University
  • MEd, Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Guam
  • BA, Pepperdine University