The Office of Academic Strategic Planning


Nigel N. Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Academic Strategic Planning
Professor and George Berry Chair of Engineering,
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Dr. Clark has extensive experience developing and managing large-scale funded research programs and a proven capacity for organizing relevant stakeholders. He has over 25 years of research experience in alternative fuels, energy efficient transportation and mobile source emissions characterization and reduction. He served for five years as director of the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions and holds the George B. Berry Chair of Engineering. Dr. Clark served on the West Virginia University Board of Governors from 2009 to 2011 and has chaired the Faculty Senate. In 2010 he chaired the Strategic Planning Council to set the direction for the institution for the decade.

Elizabeth A. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Accreditation and Planning Officer, Office of the Provost
Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy


Elizabeth A. Hamilton is West Virginia University’s Accreditation and Planning Officer and an Adjunct Professor in the West Virginia University Department of Philosophy. Dr. Hamilton concentrates on institutional accreditation and the implementation of the WVU 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future, working collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to determine institutional direction and priorities. She received her B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Hamilton has research interests in ethics and social and political philosophy; she is particularly interested in theories of autonomy, moral responsibility, and coercion.