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Kimberly D. Whitehead has been selected associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs for WVSU, effective July 1.

Whitehead comes to Institute from Rowan University, where she served as the associate dean/director of academic services for the university's Camden, N.J., campus since 2010.

Earlier in her career, Whitehead worked as the founding director of the honors program and an assistant professor of biology at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. She has also served as the special assistant to the provost at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md.

Whitehead earned a bachelor's degree in biology with a pre-medical concentration from Norfolk State University and earned her doctorate degree in genetics from North Carolina State University. 

After completing her studies at N.C. State, she won a National Cancer Institute Research training fellowship for postdoctoral training with the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis. She also completed postdoctoral training at Fayetteville State University with the Biomedical Research Training Program. 

Whitehead is a native of Smithfield, Va.