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Andrew Carpenter

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, U.C. Berkeley
  • Dissertation Chair
  • Northcentral University
  • 19PublicationsNumber of items in Andrew's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 214Followers

Recent publications

  • Administrative and academic structures: for-profit and not-for-profit

    • Carpenter A
    • Bach C
  • Synthetic Unities of Experience

    • Stevenson L

Professional experience

Dissertation Chair

Northcentral University

July 2013 - Present

Part-Time Faculty Member

Capella University

February 2011 - Present

Chief Academic Officer

John Hancock University

October 2012 - July 2013(9 months)

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

Ellis University

March 2011 - October 2012(2 years)

Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Ellis University

June 2007 - March 2011(4 years)

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Department Chair

Kaplan University

December 2000 - June 2007(7 years)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Antioch College

August 1998 - August 2001(3 years)

Adjunct Instructor

McDaniel College

August 1995 - May 1998(3 years)

Graduate Student Instructor

University of California - Berkeley

August 1991 - May 1995(4 years)


Doctorate (philosophy)

University of California - Berkeley

September 1990 - December 1998(8 years)

B.Phil. (philosophy)

University of Oxford

September 1988 - July 1990(2 years)

B.A., summa cum laude (philosophy)

Amherst College

September 1984 - June 1988(4 years)


Andrew N. Carpenter, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Ellis University. He earned degrees in philosophy from Amherst College (BA, summa cum laude), the University of Oxford (B.Phil), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.); his academic specialty is the history of early modern philosophy. Dr. Carpenter has served in numerous administrative and faculty leadership roles at proprietary and not-for-profit institutions of higher learning and has significant expertise in organizational development, academic governance, academic policy creation, continuous quality improvement, strategic planning, faculty development, and the assessment of institutions of higher learning, academic programs, and student learning. Carpenter is an expert in online learning, has extensive curriculum development experience, and is a member of the peer review corps for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, and the Quality Matters Project. Dr. Carpenter serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the advisory board of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, is active in the Professional and Organizational Development Network, and serves on several academic journal editorial boards. He has an extensive publishing record in philosophy and in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including recent publications on learning assessment, developing social capital within academic communities, and administrative and academic structures in for-profit and not-for-profit institutions of higher learning. Carpenter has received four teaching awards from three institutions of higher learning and previously served as a member of the faculty executive committee at Antioch College, as the president of the faculty senates of Kaplan University and Ellis University, and as the director of Ellis University’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

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