Joy Carr joined the Provost’s Office in August 2022 as the University's first director of university advising.
In this role, Carr works with campus advising experts to identify and adopt best practices in academic advising and unify processes across the WVU system to help improve student retention, persistence and graduation rates. She also focuses on creating consistency in adviser training and onboarding, data collection, assessment of advising across the University, and strengthening communications and advising relationships among colleges and units.
Carr has 14 years of experience working directly with students, advisers and University leadership as an instructor, advising specialist and, most recently, the director of undergraduate studies in Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. She also has served in an advisory capacity on issues ranging from academic integrity to student retention and completion.
Carr earned her Master of Arts in English from WVU in 2008. Prior to that she earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Economics from the University of Kentucky.