George Hynd, PhD, has served in a number of senior leadership positions in higher education. As president at Oakland University in Michigan, he launched a community-based partnership with the City of Pontiac that continues today as an exemplary model for university-community partnerships. In addition to spearheading new and innovative programs aimed at fostering student diversity and success, Hynd led the institution in establishing a new financial model, accrediting its new medical school, and developing a comprehensive campus master plan linked to its visionary strategic plan.
Previous positions include serving as the provost and academic vice president at the College of Charleston, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University, and dean of the College of Education at Purdue University. Hynd also served in several interim positions, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and provost at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and interim president at Winthrop University.
Hynd is an internationally recognized child neuropsychologist whose academic career spanned two decades at the University of Georgia. As a Distinguished Research Professor, Hynd directed an NIH-funded research clinic serving children and adolescents with severe reading disability and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Hynd holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Pepperdine University. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center and a Fulbright fellowship in Finland. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association.