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Chancellor Andrews' CV

Biographical Sketch

David W. Andrews, Ph.D. is a lifelong educator committed to equity and access through personalized student centric approaches. In June 2022, he was appointed to serve as the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Global, a private nonprofit online university affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Andrews also serves as president of the non-profit National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET). Before joining NLET he was the president of National University. During his five-year term as president, National University substantially improved retention and graduation rates, graduated its largest single class of over 6000 students, launched its first doctoral programs, nearly doubled its endowment/reserves to over $1B, and was reaccredited by WASC for the longest possible term of 10 years.

Dr. Andrews also served as the dean of the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure the School of Education established a reputation for quality that earned it U.S. News and World Report’s #1 ranking of Graduate Schools of Education two years in a row. While at Johns Hopkins he led the design, build, and start of the first new public school (PK-8th Grade) in East Baltimore in over 25 years. Before his work at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Andrews led a merger that resulted in the creation of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and was the new college’s founding dean. His scholarly work has focused on intervening in the life course of high risk and difficult to serve students.

Dr. Andrews holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Curriculum Vitae (abridged)


  • 1983 — Ph.D., Florida State University - Child Development
  • 1980 — M.S., Kansas State University - Child Development
  • 1977 — B.A., Auburn University - Psychology
  • 1975 — A.A., Pensacola Junior College - Liberal Arts

Professional Experience

National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET)

  • Feb 2022 – Present — President
    Lead the NLET non-profit focused on improving student success and enhancing workforce opportunities. Projects focus on both K-12 and higher education transformations in school districts, state education systems, and universities. Advancing work on precision education including competency-based credentialing, holistic student support, and adaptive instruction with specific focus on education to work.

Versidi of Bertelsmann Education Group

  • Jan 2022 – Present — Chief Academic Officer
    Lead the design, implementation, and scaling of the academic components of Versidi, funded by the Bertelsmann Education Group. Versidi was established to launch Teach Us, a branded entity addressing the U.S. national teacher shortage. Teach Us will deliver strategic pathways to becoming a certified, high-quality educator in multiple target states within the United States.

National University

  • 2016 - July 2021 — President
    Chief executive officer overseeing an annual budget of $240M. Provided leadership for academic and operational functions. Used NU funds and flagship status to strategically expand National University System enrollment from 30,000 to 45,000 students. Graduated the largest single class (6021 students) in NU’s fifty-year history in 2021. Awarded first 10-year term of WSCUC accreditation. Secured over $150M in gifts and philanthropic funds. Transformed the institution from masters serving to doctoral serving designation.
  • 2010 - 2016 — Dean and Professor, School of Education.
    Chief administrative officer responsible for academic and non-academic operations for the School of Education. Participated in university decision making through the Council of Deans, University Development Council, Institutional Risk Management Advisory Board, Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee, and other assignments. Annually enrolled approximately 2,100 graduate students served by 63 full time faculty and 520 research, instructional, and professional staff. Annual budget of $82M. Secured over $50M and philanthropic funds. Ranked #1 USNWR Graduate School of Education (2014 and 2015).
  • Professor, Dept. of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Secondary faculty appointment with responsibilities for educational contributions to the Urban Health Institute.

The Ohio State University

  • 1996 – 2010 — Professor, Dept. of Human Dev. & Family Science, College of Ed. & Human Ecology.
    Participated as graduate faculty member with responsibilities for teaching, research, and service.
  • 2006 – 2008 — Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology.
    Led the merger of the College of Education with the College of Human Ecology and became the founding dean. Chief administrative officer responsible for all academic and non-academic operations of a college with 179 faculty, 323 staff members, 1706 graduate students, and 3105 undergraduate students with an operating budget of over $65M. Secured over $20M in gifts and philanthropic funds. Led athletic initiatives including oversight of NCAA reaccreditation focusing on academic integrity.
  • 2005 – 2006 — Interim Dean, College of Education.
    Provided overall leadership to the College of Education. Directed charge from the provost to stabilize fiscal status, restore national rankings, and investigate advantages of a merger with the College of Human Ecology.
  • 2000 – 2005 — Founding Director, Center for Learning Excellence
    Center for Learning Excellence, established to promote the implementation of best practices in education, mental health, substance abuse, delinquency and violence prevention, and family supports and engagement. Provided policy advice, research, evaluation, staff training, and technical assistance to state legislators, state agencies, school districts, and 129 Alternative Education programs in Ohio.
  • 1998 – 2006 — Dean, College of Human Ecology
    Provided overall leadership for the College of Human Ecology. Participated in university decision making through the Council of Deans. The College of Human Ecology served approximately 2,000, 55 faculty members, 85 staff, and a $22M budget.
  • 1996 – 1998 — Assistant Director of Extension, 4-H Youth Development.
    Provided leadership to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Program and Ohio 4-H Foundation. Program reached over 230,000 youth through the efforts of 150 paid staff and 35,000 volunteers. Ohio 4-H Foundation raised $900,000 per year in private funding to augment local, state, and federal funds. Participated on the Administrative Cabinet of The Ohio State University Extension.
  • 1995 – 1996 — Assoc. Professor, Ext. State Spec., Dept. of Human Dev. and Family Science.
    Areas of specialization included adolescent and youth development, program development and evaluation, and parenting.

Oregon Social Learning Center

  • 1996 – 2010 — Research Scientist

    Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Drug Abuse projects developing and assessing the effectiveness of school and community-based prevention programs for adolescents. Worked on projects to adapt prevention initiatives to urban environments, longitudinal studies of delinquent youth, and elementary school prevention programs for high-risk youth.

University of Oregon

  • 1989 – 1995 — Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology.
    Taught courses in developmental psychology, social development, and research methods.
  • 1988 – 1989 — Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, and Family Studies.
    Responsibilities included research, instruction, community service, and Extension. Member of the Faculty Senate.
  • 1985 – 1989 — Department Head (Acting Head 1985-1986), Dept. of Human Dev. & Family Studies.
    Responsible for department administration including fiscal responsibility, review of faculty performance, course scheduling, long range planning, Extension programming, development, student recruitment, advising, international programs, and alumni relations.
  • 1984 – 1988 — Research Methodology Consultant
    Assigned by Vice President for Research and Graduate Study to give ongoing support to faculty engaged in systematic research and program evaluation. Assisted faculty in writing grants to secure funding, and consulted on design, analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • 1983 – 1988 — Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
    Teaching responsibilities included undergraduate and graduate courses in child and adolescent development, early childhood education, life span social development, prenatal and infant development, and research methods. Advised students and served on various college and university committees.


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Buettner, C.K., Hur, E., Jeon, L., & Andrews, D.W. (2016). What are we teaching the teachers? Child development curricula in US higher education. Child and Youth Care Forum. 45(1), 155-175.
  • Wolfe, J. K., Andrews, D. W. (2014). The changing roles of higher education: curator, evaluator, connector and analyst. On the Horizon, Vol. 22 Issue: 3, 210 – 217.
  • Buettner, C. K., Bartle-Haring, S., Andrews, D. W., & Khurana, A. (2010). Perceptions of alcohol policy and drinking behavior: Results of a latent class analysis of college student drinkers. Addictive Behaviors. Vol. 35, no. 6: 628-631. (IF: 2.248).
  • Buettner, C. K. and Andrews, D. W. (2009). United States child care policy and systems of care: The emerging role of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 3 (1), 1-8.
  • Buettner, C.K., Andrews, D. W., & Glassman, M. (2009). Development of a Student Engagement Approach to Alcohol Prevention: The Pragmatics Project. Journal of American College Health, 58 (1), 33-37.
  • Champion, H., Blocker, J. N., Buettner, C. K., Martin, B. A., Parries, M., McCoy, T. P, Mitra, A., Andrews, D. W., Rhodes, S. D. (2009). High risk versus low risk football game weekends: Differences in problem drinking and alcohol-related consequences on US college campuses. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 21 (2), 249-262.
  • Ludwig, B., Andrews, D. W., Ciccone, J. (2008). Engaged partners improve lives. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 12(3) p. 179.
  • Gavazzi, S. M., Slade, D., Buettner, C. K., Partridge, C., Yarcheck, C. M., Andrews, D. W. (2003). Toward conceptual development and empirical measurement of global risk indicators in the lives of court-involved youth. Psychological Reports, 2003, 92, 599-615.
  • Hickman, G. P., Barron, L., & Andrews, D. W. (2003). Influence of humor and family on the initial adjustment of male and female college freshmen. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
  • Hickman, G. P., Toews, M. L., & Andrews, D. W. (2001). The differential influence of authoritative parenting on the initial adjustment of male and female traditional college freshmen. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 13 (1), 23-48.
  • Andrews, D. W. and Hickman, G. P. (1998). Family involvement in juvenile diversion and the prevention of problem behaviors. Family Science Review, 11 (3), 259-276, August 1998.
  • Dishion, T. J. & Andrews, D. W. (1995). Preventing escalation in problem behaviors with high risk adolescents: Immediate and 1-year outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Dishion, T. J. & Andrews, D. W. (1995). Antisocial boys and their friends in early adolescence: Relationship characteristics, quality, and interactional process. Child Development, 66, Feb.
  • Long, E., & Andrews, D. W. (1990). Perspective taking as a predictor of marital adjustment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 126-131.
  • Andrews, D. W. & Francis, S. (1989). Development of the perceived adolescent relationship scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 69, 305-306.
  • Hare, J., Pratt, C., & Andrews, D. W. (1988). Predictors of burnout in professional and paraprofessional nurses working in hospitals and nursing homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 25, 105-115.
  • Cunningham, B. & Andrews, D. W. (1988). The relationship of achievement and peer status to teacher attitudes toward young children. Early Child Development and Care, 30, 85-95.
  • Andrews, M., Andrews, D. W., Long, E., & Henton, J. (1988). Student characteristics as predictors of perceived academic advising needs. Journal of College Student Personnel, 28(1), 60-65.
  • Sugawara, A., Andrews, D. W., Cate, R., & Adduci, V. (1986). Self-concept and sex role learning among preschool children. Home Economics Research Journal, 15, 97-104.
  • Krantz, M., Andrews, D. W., & Friedberg, J. (1985). Physical attractiveness and popularity: the mediating role of self-perception. Journal of Psychology, 119, 219-225.
  • Krantz, M., Webb, S. D., & Andrews, D. W. (1984). The relationship between child and parental social competence. Journal of Psychology, 118, 51-57.
  • Andrews, D. W. & Krantz, M. (1982). The effects of reinforced cooperative experiences on friendship patterns of preschool children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 140, 197-205.
  • Krantz, M. & Andrews, D. W. (1979). Reward deservedness and children's sharing behavior. Journal of Psychology, 103, 241-247.

Book Chapters

  • Andrews, D.W., Marlaire, C., Sheen, A. (2020). Moving into the Technology Mainstream. In Gary Miller, Katherine S. Ives (Eds). Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education: Leadership Strategies for the Next Generation, 2nd Edition, Herndon, VA Stylus.
  • Andrews, D. (2014). In Search of Feasible Fidelity. In Robert Slavin, Ed. Classroom Management and Assessment. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage.
  • Dishion, T. J., Andrews, D. W., & Kavanagh, K. (1997). Preventive interventions for high-risk youth. In Peters & McMahon, Eds. Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Andrews, D. W., & Dishion, T. J. (1994). The micro-social exchanges of adolescents and their problematic behavior. In Michael Lamb (Ed.), Adolescent High-Risk and Problematic Behaviors. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.


  • Andrews, D. (2014). My Father’s Day Gift. Bancroft Press, Baltimore, MD.
  • Andrews, D. W., & Soberman, L. S. (1992). Abear: Children’s Storybook and Parent Guide: A comprehensive program for improving parent-child relations. Family Support Systems, Eugene, OR.


  • Buettner, C. K., Bartle-Haring, S., Andrews, D. W. (2009). Perceptions of alcohol policy and drinking behavior: Results of a latent class analysis of college student drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, (Abstract).

Technical Reports, Instruments, Papers, and Non-Refereed Articles

  • Andrews, D. W. (2009). Public/Private Investments in Educational Reform Lesson: Learned from Central Ohio. Report commissioned by Project GRAD Columbus, I Know I Can – College Access Program. Available through I Know I Can, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Andrews, D. W., & Buettner, C. K. (2003). The Ohio State University Task Force on Preventing Celebratory Riots: Final report. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Andrews, D. W. (1993). Diary of Activities and Various Events (DAVE; 1993): A twenty-four-hour recall of social participation, supervision, and structured activities. Instrument available from the Oregon Social Learning Center, 207 E. Fifth Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.
  • Poe, J., Dishion, T. J., Griesler, P., & Andrews, D. W. (1991) Topic Code. Manual available from the Oregon Social Learning Center, 207 E. Fifth Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.

Selected Keynote and Invited Presentations

  • Andrews, D. W. (2021). Empowering Learners: Can Blockchain Technology Unlock the Full Potential of Transcripts and Credentials. WCET 33rd Annual Meeting, Virtual.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2019). Personalized Learning with Precision Education. League for Innovation in the Community College, Innovation Conference. New York, New York.
  • Andrews, D.W. (2019) Leading Institutional Change. Council of Independent Colleges, President’s Institute, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2015). Next Generation Learning in Higher Education. Keynote at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW). Washington, D.C.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2014). Higher Education in the 21st Century – A Radically New Paradigm. Education Technology Innovation Summit. Baltimore, MD.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2014). Next Generation Learning: Prospects and Challenges. Keynote at District Leadership Symposium on the Future of Education. Columbus, OH.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2014). Squandered Resources: Incarceration—Its Consequences, Costs, and Alternatives. The Role of the School. Third Annual Urban Health Institute Social Determinants of Health Symposium. Baltimore, MD.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2014). Personalized Learning: K-12 to Higher Ed. Keynote at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Superintendents’ Association. Marco Island, FL.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2013). School-Based Interventions in the Prevention of High-risk Adolescent Behavior. Keynote at Second Annual Ohio Adolescent Health Symposium. Columbus, OH.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2011). When What Works Doesn’t: Fidelity and Feasibility in Evidence-based Education. Institute for Educational Effectiveness, University of York, Heslington, York, England.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2010). The Interface of Education and Public Safety. International Conference on Leadership in Public Safety. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2010). Current Trends in Child Development. Joint Child Development Training for Air Force and Navy Child Development Personnel: Super Session. Dallas, TX.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2009). Contemporary Training in Child Development: Preparing for the Virtual Lab School. Department of Defense Child Development Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2009). What You Know Helps Them Grow. Air Force Europe: Personnel Training in Education and Child Development. Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2008). Learning to Live, Living to Learn. Keynote Address to Women in Philanthropy, The Ohio State University Winter College, Naples, FL.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2007). Improving the Lives of Children and Youth. National Outreach and Engagement Conference, Madison, WS.
  • Andrews, D. W. (2006). Responding to Urban Crisis: Creative Collaboration. Karlsberger Endowed Lecture in Education, Columbus, OH.

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