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There are more than 500 faculty members serving as research professors, clinical professors, lecturers, professors of practice and instructors at WVU Online that want to see you succeed. Our diverse faculty members have worked for companies such as Proctor & Gamble and organizations like the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service and the World Wildlife Fund.

Students enrolled in WVU’s online degree programs learn from some of the best in their area of study. Many of our faculty have numerous awards and achievements and several also hold the highest degree in their field.

Meet some of our faculty stars.

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France Weaver, PhD

School of Public Health

"To succeed in my classes, students must be curious, eager to learn, and get their ‘hands dirty’ by practicing the concepts and utilizing their skills."

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JuHyeong Ryu

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"To adapt to the changing landscape of education, I leverage advanced web-based tools in online classes, tailoring learning experiences to individual students' needs and progress."

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Omar Al-Shebeeb

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"I strive to learn from and to adapt both the style and content of my teaching material to reflect the diversity of my students."

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Jeremy Gouzd

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"All students learn a little differently than others. Being able to see that and provide the material in different ways until you see the ‘light bulb’ moment is crucial."

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Avishek Choudhury

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"My aim is to empower students to become not just proficient learners, but critical thinkers with a robust problem-solving toolkit that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom."

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Makenzie Dolly

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"My teaching style is interactive, engaging, exploratory, experiential, and involved."

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James D. Wyant

College of Applied Human Sciences

"Possessing the "heart of a teacher" requires my students to understand the needs of those they teach in the K-12 setting and to find ways to inspire and reach those they serve in the school setting."

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Melanie Whelan

WVU School of Nursing Charleston Division

"I strive to learn and implement active teaching methods that engage students and help them to be successful in a rigorous academic program."

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Tom Devine

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

"I get to change people’s lives everyday by helping them develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed in the modern workforce."

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Steve Davis

WVU School of Public Health

"I promise all my students that I will see them successfully through my courses, provided they are determined to put in the work and effort."

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Cyndi Greenglass

Online Instructor, Data Marketing Communications

Cyndi is happy to find that her students are super engaged online, share their personal journeys, and really get to know each other through active engagement.

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Joshua Swiger

Teaching Assistant Professor, Music Business and Industry

Seeing musicians being successful, working and living daily in their field is what motivates Joshua to be a teacher.

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Amy Teller

Online Adjunct Instructor, Digital Marketing Communications

Amy is the host of WVU's “Marketing Communications Today” podcast where she interviews industry thought leaders on topics that explore marketing communications strategies to inform and inspire audiences.

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Christine Rittenour

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Christy Rittenour went into Communication Studies because this field affords her the opportunity to help people make the most of their personal exchanges – or what she calls “the potential to uplift and uphold the best in each other.”

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Brad Price

Associate Professor of Business Data Analytics

Brad Price always loved math and technology and how the two interact. He also always loved helping people. So, when he began studying statistics and data science as a college student, he knew it was for him.

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Alan Goodboy

Professor and Peggy Rardin McConnell Research Chair of Communication Studies

Alan Goodboy went into Communication Studies because it is an exciting field that has direct applications to individuals’ professional and personal lives.

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Suzanne Kitchen

Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Management and Industrial Relations

Suzanne Gosden Kitchen had a career in Human Resources prior to becoming a university professor and that experience adds depth and flavor to concepts students will study in her Business Management courses.

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Ashley Martucci

Service Assistant Professor and Online Program Coordinator

Ashley Martucci wants all students to be excited about education – to find their passion, explore it, and to be supported on their journey. These are the reasons she went into teaching.

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Aimee Morewood

Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Studies

Aimee Morewood always knew she wanted to be a teacher after, as un undergraduate, she was able to work in schools with teachers and really gain some valuable experience in the field.

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Ajay Aluri

Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Ajay Aluri went into the hospitality and tourism field because he loves travel. He says it is fun working in this field and gratifying to meet the needs of customers and guests.

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