Biography

Andrew N. Carpenter

1290 Laurel Ln, Westminster, MD 21158  - (312) 285-0296 - andy@andrewcarpenter.net

Andrew N. Carpenter, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was most recently Vice President of

Academic Affairs and
Chief Academic Officer at John Hancock 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 of 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; he

is also active in the Professional and Organizational Development Network and serves ons

several academic journal editorial boards. Dr. Carpenter 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.