Dr. Peter O. Nwosu

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Institutional Planning and AssessmentNwosu Photo

Dr. Peter O. Nwosu, American Council on Education (ACE Fellow) and Fulbright Scholar, is Professor of Communications and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tennessee State University managing the Office of Institutional Planning and Assessment. Dr. Nwosu is chiefly responsible for the leadership and oversight of three main university-wide activities which include 1) campus-wide strategic planning and assessment, 2) the university’s response to state and system-wide strategic planning and performance funding requirements that focus on college completion and assurance in student learning in multiple areas that include senior exit exams, major field assessments, academic program accreditation and reviews, and students/alumni/employer satisfaction projects, among others, and 3) university processes such as the academic master plan, general education, annual evaluation of vice presidents, deans, and department heads, as well as student evaluation of faculty instruction.

Dr. Nwosu brings to the position a strong faculty background and a deep understanding of planning and reform processes in higher education. He has held faculty rank for nearly 20 years, and served in academic administration as associate department chair, department chair, center director, special assistant to the Provost, and special assistant to the President.  He has been on more than 50 university policy-making committees as chair/member and participated in innovative planning and curriculum activities across three nationally ranked universities. He has directed and participated in sponsored research and programs of the U.S. Department of Education, African Development Foundation, World Bank, and U.S. Institute of Peace. He has served in membership and/or leadership roles in numerous professional associations both nationally and internationally, including Western States Communication Association, National Communication Association, Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa, African Council for Communication Education, and Society for College and University Planning. A graduate of Howard University and Harvard University Institutes for Higher Education, Dr. Nwosu has authored more than 70 scholarly writings, including three books, and many refereed journal papers, book chapters, training manuals, and conference presentations. Author of Beyond Race: A New Vision of Community in America, his research work has focused on communication, race, culture, and public policy.

Office of Institutional Planning and Assessment
Division of Academic Affairs
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Phone: 615-963-2551
Fax: 615-963-2529

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