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Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Presha E. Neidermeyer is the Associate Provost for Academic Personnel, having joined the administration in August of 2019. In her new role as associate provost,
Neidermeyer oversees the promotion and tenure process for the entire
University, including Health Sciences, and is responsible for
processes relating to faculty awards, sabbatical leaves, salary enhancements,
development and grievances.
Prior her appointment, Neidermeyer was an accounting professor in the Chambers College of Business and Economics for 12 years. While there, she taught numerous courses, most frequently honors principles of financial and managerial accounting, and international accounting. Her teaching was recognized by her department, the College and University. She has received the outstanding accounting department teaching award, the College teaching award and the WVU Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award. This past year, she was recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary, as the outstanding teacher for 2019, the third time she has received this student-nominated award.
In addition to her teaching, Neidermeyer has served as director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the past three years. During this time, the WLI has continued to grow and now includes some 240 members of the University. She has been the ADVANCE fellow for the past three academic years and has served as a member various facilitation teams for ADVANCE. Within the College, she has led the Chambers College Business Honors Program and has developed various courses and programming. She has led several study abroad programs concentrating on serving various communities in Malawi and South Africa affected by the global HIV pandemic. This work revolves around community partnerships encouraging entrepreneurship as a means of economic empowerment for residents, particularly women. She has taken multiple groups of students with her to these communities to do entrepreneurial training and to work with not-for-profits in the community.
Neidermeyer was recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Mary Catherine Buswell Award by the WVU Council of Women’s Concerns for her work with the WLI and with other service organizations. Within the College she has served as the coordinator of the Master’s of Professional Accountancy Program and the Ph.D. program in Accounting.
Her research is in the area of gender and cultural issues, particularly as they relate to accounting and negotiation. Over the course of her career Neidermeyer has published over 40 articles, co-edited a book and written several book chapters.