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Cynthia Baum, PhD

Cynthia Baum, PhD

Cynthia Baum, PhD

  • Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Thomas Edison State University
  • Member - Mission, Academic & Student Affairs Committee
  • Member - Executive Committee


Dr. Cynthia G. Baum serves as the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Thomas Edison State University. She brings to this role extensive experience in both academic and operational leadership, with a particular focus on regional and specialized accreditation, student outcomes and program development/assessment. She has served in a variety of leadership roles including president at Walden University and chancellor and chief academic officer at Argosy University, overseeing the totality of the academic program and delivery at each institution.

Dr. Baum has served as a commissioner for the WASC Senior College and University Commission. She also held full‐time faculty appointments at Virginia Tech and The Catholic University of America.Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Baum worked in the nonprofit sector as assistant executive director for Education at the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been recognized for her work in psychology education with several honors and awards, including a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association and the Advocacy Award of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology. She held leadership positions in organizations such as the Association Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology. She received her PhD and MS in Psychology from the University of Georgia and her BS in Psychology at Denison University.

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