Meet the Provost
Laura Woodworth-Ney was named Idaho State University's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on June 24, 2013 replacing Barbara Adamcik, who has served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since June 2010. Woodworth-Ney, who has served as ISU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs the past three years, was selected after a national search was carried out.
As Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Woodworth-Ney's areas of responsibility have included Curriculum Management and Academic Program Development, including fully online programs. She has been the ISU liaison for the Idaho State Board of Education in a wide variety of areas, from Program Development to Remedial Education. She has had oversight of the ISU Office of the Registrar, Early College Program and the ISU-Twin Falls Outreach Center. Woodworth-Ney has also provided support for the Provost in a variety of other areas, from faculty workload issues to dean searches and hires.
She has been active with the Office of Academic Affairs efforts to be regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She is on ISUís Accreditation Steering Committee and is co-chair of one of the Accreditation sub-committees.
Woodworth-Ney's former administrative appointments at ISU include chair of the Department of History and co-director of Women Studies. She also served on the ISU Faculty Senate, both as a senator and as an elected member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Woodworth-Ney, who has been at ISU since 1999, has authored more than 30 articles, book reviews, and scholarly essays, as well as three books (several co-authored).
Woodworth-Ney earned a bachelor degree in English from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in American History and Public History from Washington State University.
Woodworth-Ney, a native of Rupert, is a fourth-generation Idahoan, and lives in Pocatello with her husband, John Ney, and son.
Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D.