Donald L. Tucker, Ed.D.
Dr. Donald Tucker came to Malone University in July 2009 as Dean of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed interim Provost in March 2010 and Provost in January 2012. As the chief academic officer of the University, he reports directly to the President and oversees all aspects of graduate and undergraduate academic services, policies, curriculum, personnel, and budgets.
Dr. Tucker earned his doctoral degree in higher education (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University, earned a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity Bible College.
Prior to Malone, he served as academic dean for the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He concurrently held the position of acting Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and served as acting Dean of Divinity in 2006 and director of the Ph.D. program in Renewal Studies from 2005-2007. For twenty years he was a faculty member at Valley Forge Christian College (Pennsylvania) and held the position of Professor of Christian Education and Dean of Academic Assessment and Innovation. He also served as Director of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary branch campus in Pennsylvania.
He is an ordained minister, an active member of the Christian College Consortium-Chief Academic Officers Association, the Council of Independent Colleges-Chief Academic Officers Association, the American Conference of Academic Deans, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
His areas of expertise include curriculum and program development, institutional assessment, accreditation, distance education theory and design, and methods of teaching and learning.