About Interim Provost Beverly C. Edmond

Beverly EdmondDr. Beverly C. Edmond is an “academic practitioner” with more than 40 years of professional experience in higher education and public service. She served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany State University and Alabama A&M University (AAMU).  While at AAMU she also served as Interim President. Prior to assuming this position, she spent 15 years at Clark Atlanta University where she served in the positions of Vice Provost, Associate Provost, and Chair of the Public Administration Department. She held the position of tenured Associate Professor in that department as well.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration from Georgia State University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Albany State University. 

During her public service career, she held various positions with the United States Office of Personnel Management to include National Coordinator of the agency’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) initiative, Associate Director of the Regional Personnel Management Training Institute and Regional Affirmative Employment Program Manager.  Prior to assuming these positions, she served as Staff Associate and Director of the Minority Fellows Program with the Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

She has been involved with a number of professional organizations over her extensive career to include serving on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review (PAR) and the Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA). Her service with NASPAA has included two terms on the agency’s accrediting body, the Commission On Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) and she has been actively involved with the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA). She also served on the Council on Academic Affairs and the Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). She has served as a consultant in Zambia, the U.S. Virgin Island and with numerous federal agencies.

Over her career she has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and administrative acumen particularly in the areas of strategic planning and policy development/implementation. Her other areas of expertise include human capital development, diversity management, affirmative action and women’s leadership development.  She and a colleague have collaborated on a forthcoming book titled Trailblazing African American Public Administrators.