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Mount Washington College Names Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Information Technology

Mount Washington College today announced that Dr. Scott P. Overmyer has been named Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Information Technology.

In this role, Dr. Overmyer will lead the continued development of the school’s new information technology degree programs for Mount Washington College’s national online program. Dr. Overmyer will build staff, vendor and partner relationships for the online program and as the Vice Provost, he will supervise the deans of the College’s schools and the activities of the academic programs. He will report to Dr. Gregory von Lehmen, Mount Washington College’s Provost.

“Dr. Overmyer has a strong background with both industry and higher academic experience along with an impressive track record as a program builder, which fits perfectly with the Vice Provost position at Mount Washington College,” said Dr. von Lehmen. “His experience will especially be beneficial to our growing programs within the school of information technology.”

Dr. Overmyer brings over 30 years of higher education experience, most recently with Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan. At NU, he built new undergraduate and designed graduate programs in computer science. Prior to his work at NU, Dr. Overmyer was a Professor and Program Director of the online Master of Science in Information Systems program at Baker College (Michigan). He taught information systems and related fields at the University of Maine at Orono, Drexel University and South Dakota State University, among others. He has been teaching online and building online courses for 17 years. Dr. Overmyer's industry experience included IT roles at TRW Defense Systems Group, CONTEL and Trefoil Corporation.

During his academic career, Dr. Overmyer was awarded two summer faculty fellowships at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a National Science Foundation research grant. While an Associate Professor at Drexel University, he was also the Founding Director of the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Information Technology, a five-week summer residential program for talented high school students.

Dr. Overmyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) from the University of Colorado. He earned a Master’s in Science – Industrial Engineering/Human Factors from the University of Iowa and a Doctoral degree in Information Technology (Information & Software Systems Engineering) from George Mason University.

About Mount Washington College

Re-imagining online higher education for career-focused, self-motivated students of all ages, Mount Washington College offers a performance-driven online learning platform that is more affordable, flexible and measurable and in sync with today’s workforce demands. Formerly Hesser College (founded in 1900), Mount Washington College also serves students through its main ground campus in Manchester, NH and at two instructional locations across southern New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.MountWashington.edu

Mount Washington College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC) and part of the Kaplan Higher Education Group. Kaplan Higher Education Group is a unit of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through approximately 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education institutions offer a broad spectrum of academic programs and award associate, bachelor and master degrees in addition to professional certificates and diplomas. Its law school offers a juris doctor degree.

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