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James E. “Cid” Seidelman, Ph.D.

As a former provost, Dr. Seidelman supported the full range of opportunities for student learning, coordinated the College’s efforts to develop innovative program designs and pedagogy, provided leadership for all academic divisions and educational resources of the college, student development (residential and student life, student services, and intercollegiate athletics) and information resources (academic and administrative computing, library, and institutional research).

Dr. Seidelman has provided leadership in Westminster’s development of 4 CBE programs. Prior to his appointment as Provost, Seidelman served as Director of the Economics Program, Director of the MBA Program and Dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business.

Dr. Seidelman was formerly a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and served as Chair of the Commission. In addition to a number of consulting and expert witness engagements, his research interests focus on international trade issues, trade agreements, development economics and innovation and change in higher education.