Vice President, Dean, Faculty and Student Success
Dr. Grady Batchelor serves as dean of faculty and student success, leading the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at American Public University System, including the management of faculty professional development and strategizing student success, retention, persistence, and completion, as well as providing micro-credentialing for faculty professional development.
Dr. Batchelor joined APUS in 2011 as a part-time faculty member, then transitioned in 2012 to full-time faculty and faculty director for the then School of Management. Dr. Batchelor became the associate vice president of the CTL in 2015. Dr. Batchelor's success as a faculty director became a model for leadership centered on fostering faculty success in the classroom. It also made him the ideal person to partner with university leaders on a number of strategic retention and persistence initiatives focused on student success. As the leader of the CTL, he elevated that area to a level of technical sophistication, adding just-in-time professional development opportunities available for faculty.
Dr. Batchelor holds a Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University. He has a Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston and a Certificate in Strategic Management from DePaul University.