Peter Nwosu

Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
Clark Atlanta University

Peter O. Nwosu, Ph.D., American Council on Education Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, serves as Provost/VP-Academic Affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Nwosu brings over 20 years experience in higher education, leading strategic and operational initiatives, as well as personnel and budget for Academic and Student Affairs. A major thrust of his responsibilities is enhancing undergrad and graduate education, improving student success outcomes, strengthening teaching and research, aligning academic and student life, and improving quality assurance processes in line with campus mission, goals, and the President’s priorities.

Prior to his appointment at CAU, Dr. Nwosu served as AVP-academic programs and Accreditation Liaison Officer at California State University, Fullerton, the largest campus in the California State University System. His work in advising and student success garnered accolades with the National Academic Advising Association recognizing him in 2016 with its Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award for “innovative/exemplary practices” that make “significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.”

At Tennessee State University, he served as AVP-Academic Affairs, Institutional Planning /Assessment, and led the successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Nwosu earned his Ph.D. in communications studies from Howard University. Author of 3 books and more than 80 scholarly writings, including book chapters, refereed journal papers, and presentations, he sits on editorial review boards of peer-reviewed journals, and was editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Africa Media Review for over 10 years. He serves on the Executive Board, American Council of Education Fellows Program, and the Board of Directors, California Urban Partnership. His work has taken him to over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America.

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