Learn from Masters in their Fields
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.