Dr. Scott Amundsen was named Provost of American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) in May 2017. Dr. Amundsen, a Tallahassee, FL native, has worked in higher education for over 20 years, and is especially passionate about working with adult learners and first-generation college students.
Prior to his appointment at AUHS, Dr. Amundsen served as Vice Provost and Dean at Trident University International. At Trident, Dr. Amundsen developed several new academic programs including the Doctor of Education and the Associate of Science program. He created numerous agreements with military, corporate, and community college partners.
Previously, Dr. Amundsen served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Programming at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW). At UNCW, Dr. Amundsen oversaw first-year academic initiatives including residential learning communities, the common reading program, Summer Bridge Program, and at-risk student support programs.
“I’m honored and excited to join AUHS as Provost,” said Amundsen. “I look forward to partnering with the Deans, faculty members, and staff to create high-quality new programs, to further the mission of AUHS, and most importantly, to create an outstanding academic experience for our students. I am particularly excited about returning to my Christian higher education roots, and am grateful to serve with President Ryan and her administrative team.”
Dr. Amundsen’s curriculum development and research with at-risk students has been recognized nationally by the National Academic Advisor Association (NACADA) and Noel-Levitz. He has conducted multiple webinars as well as published several books, journal articles, and monograph chapters in the areas of enrollment management and student success.
Dr. Amundsen holds a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a MEd in Community and Occupational Programs in Education from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Government from Campbell University.