Andrew T. Arroyo, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
- Ed.D. in higher education, Regent University
- M.A. in humanities, emphasis on philosophy (21 hours completed), Old Dominion University
- M.A. in New Testament, emphases on Greek and Hebrew, Regent University
- B.A. in philosophy (78 hours completed prior to early admission to graduate school), Old Dominion University
- Leadership at minority-serving institutions
- Diversity, inclusion, and equity, especially as related to student success
- Theory development and testing related to student success
- W. George Selig doctoral fellow (2007-2010)
- Recipient of Lilly Endowment-funded, UNCF Career Pathways Initiative funding
- Recipient of UNCF Career Pathways Initiative award for co-creating the HBCU Consortium for 21st Century Faculty Development
- Arroyo, A.T., Maramba, D.C., Allen, T.O., Khalil, D., & Palmer, R.T. (Eds.) (Fall 2019). Models and bridges for supporting students at minority serving institutions. New Directions for Student Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Baker, D., Arroyo, A.T., Braxton, J., & Gasman, M. (2019). Student persistence at commuter HBCUs: A longitudinal test of a theoretical model. Journal of College Student Development.
- Commodore, F., Baker, D., & Arroyo, A.T. (2018). Black women college Students: A guide to student success in higher education. New York: Routledge.
- Palmer, R.T., Maramba, D.C., Arroyo, A.T., Allen Ozuna, T., & Boykin-Fountaine, T. (Eds.) (2018). Effective leadership at minority serving institutions: Exploring opportunities and challenges for leadership. New York: Routledge.
Dr. Andrew T. Arroyo is director for academic programs and policy in the Office of the Provost, and associate professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education, at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Arroyo is a scholar-practitioner with a record of success in and outside higher education. He has substantial central academic affairs experience, having held two inaugural director positions in two provost’s offices, and having reported to multiple university presidents. Additionally, he served as department chair for three required university courses enrolling 2,000 students in over 50 sections, provided oversight of over 50 faculty liaisons and instructors, and supervised a full office staff.
While on faculty at a public historically Black university (HBCU), Dr. Arroyo reached the rank of associate professor with tenure. He has secured over $3,000,000 in grant funding, largely focused on career pathways initiatives for historically marginalized populations.