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Accounting professor to join Provost’s Office

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Presha E. Neidermeyer

Presha E. Neidermeyer, a professor of accounting in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will soon join the Office of the Provost as WVU’s new associate provost for academic personnel. She was selected through an internal, university-wide search process.

Neidermeyer joined the Accounting Department in 2007 where she has taught numerous courses, most frequently principles of financial and managerial accounting, and international accounting, for which she has won college and University-wide teaching awards. In addition to her teaching, she led the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; directed the college’s business honors program; and served as coordinator for the Master of Professional Accountancy and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Accounting) programs. Neidermeyer also has held several administrative roles at WVU. She has served as director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative and as a member and fellow of the ADVANCE Center, lead facilitator for the WVU Humanities Center’s National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, and a member of the WVU Promotion and Tenure Committee for several years. Her research is in the area of gender and cultural issues. 

Prior to coming to WVU, Neidermeyer was an associate professor in Union College’s Graduate Management Institute in Schenectady, New York. While there, she co-wrote the faculty manual for graduate education, developed a new student evaluation system, served on multiple faculty review committees, and was a junior faculty representative on the college’s promotion and tenure committee.

In her new role as associate provost, Neidermeyer will oversee the promotion and tenure process for the entire University, including Health Sciences, and will be responsible for processes relating to faculty awards, sabbatical leaves, salary enhancements, development, and grievances.

“Dr. Neidermeyer is a natural fit for this role,” Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed said. “Her leadership and administrative roles have provided her with unique opportunities to interact with colleagues across our campuses and to facilitate discussions to encompass a wide variety of faculty viewpoints. Her cross-disciplinary experience with the promotion and tenure process both here at WVU and elsewhere will be a great benefit to our faculty as well.”

Neidermeyer begins in her new role effective Monday, August 19, 2019. She succeeds long-time Associate Provost C.B. Wilson who is retiring after serving in the role for 26 years.