Associate Vice President
Associate Vice President for International Programs
Paul Whitney was named Associate Vice President for the school’s Office of International Programs in 2017. He also leads WSU’s Health Equity Research Center (HERC), a network of WSU faculty, staff, and students from multiple colleges and campuses interested in understanding the factors that promote health resilience and decrease health risks associated with poverty, discrimination, and poor access to health care.
Dr. Whitney earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University (Texas), a master’s in developmental psychology at the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
He has held several positions during his time in Pullman, including the senior associate dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences since July 2012.
Whitney came to WSU in 1987 as an assistant professor and became a professor in 1998, a title he still holds. He was named Chair for the Department of Psychology in July 2000.
In August 2005, Whitney became the associate dean for Research for the then-College of Liberal Arts. Beginning in August 2008, he served a 6-month stint as the interim dean before taking on the role of senior associate dean for the college in February 2009.
He served in that capacity until June 2012, when he accepted his position with the College of Arts and Sciences.