CofC Logo

George W. Hynd

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

George W. Hynd - Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs College of Charleston

Office Address
Randolph Hall, Suite 210
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843.953.5527

Download Pdf Download Bio

George W. Hynd assumed his position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in January 2010. He came to the College from Arizona State University, where he was the senior vice provost for education and innovation, foundation professor of psychology and dean and director of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education.

As a clinical child neuropsychologist, Hynd is interested in the genetic and neurobiological factors that influence fetal brain development in ways that put children at risk for later emergence of learning, behavioral and psychiatric problems. He completed his post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He was then awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in child neuropsychology in 1986 to the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, where he later received an honorary doctorate for his research on neurodevelopmental variation in the brains of children with developmental dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

In addition to being invited to present in the area of child and developmental neuropsychology at some 118 national and 49 international conferences, he has served on numerous review panels for the National Institutes of Health, has received numerous national and international awards including a Fulbright fellowship and honorary doctorate and is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Hynd has authored, coauthored and edited 11 books; authored 57 book chapters; and published 153 refereed journal articles, most of which focus on important theoretical or clinical issues in the area of clinical child neuropsychology. In the last 10 years, he has received more than $1.25 million in external funding, mostly from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Hynd is enthusiastic about implementing the College’s strategic plan and developing new and creative ways to contribute to the success of the  College, its faculty and its students.


1976: Ed.D. in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
1974: M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Guam
1971: M.A. in Psychology, Pepperdine University
1970: B.A. in Psychology, Pepperdine University

Career Highlights

2010–Present: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Professor of Psychology, College of Charleston
2007–2010: Senior Vice Provost for Education and Innovation, Dean and Director, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University
2003–2007: Dean, College of Education, Purdue University
1979–2003: Distinguished Research Professor, Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, University of Georgia

Honors and Achievements

2004: Distinguished Neurophysiologist Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology
2004: Honorary Doctorate, University Jyvaskyla, Finland
2002: Senior Scientist Award, American Psychological Association (Division 16, APA)
1998: ASHA’s Editor Award for Best Article in American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
1988: Dolores Award, Distinguished Alumni in Psychology Award, Pepperdine University
1989: Centennial Alumni Hall of Fame Award (100 Distinguished Alumni), University of Northern Colorado
1986: Albert J. Harris Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Article in Reading, International Reading Association
1983: Lightner Witmer Award for Early Career Achievements