Welcome to Wagner College. I am very proud of our students, faculty and staff and feel certain that you will understand why as you learn more about Wagner College, its programs, and its future. Academic excellence at Wagner includes deep understanding of content areas and disciplines as well as ability for each student to think critically, to communicate clearly, and to civically engage in issues that have ethical and global perspectives.
The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, our signature curricular program for undergraduate students, emphasizes integrated learning and reflective practice supplemented by experiential placements within the community, the region, and internationally.
Similarly, our graduate programs in accounting, business administration, education, nursing, microbiology, and physician assistant studies emphasize leadership and academic excellence in contexts outside the classroom.
While we’ve witnessed some wonderful new media experiments in Wagner courses, we are all eager to do more and extend our understanding of what’s possible. The Media Literacy in Teaching & Learning program is designed to meet that very need; to help us all leverage the affordances new tools provide.
You will find that the faculty at Wagner are deeply dedicated to teaching and advising our students as well as pursuing scholarship in their disciplines. The principal mission of the Wagner administration is to support the educational programs of the College, the work of the faculty, and the learning of our students. My responsibility, as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is to oversee this process, which is as inherently rewarding as it is challenging.
—Provost Lily D. McNair, Ph.D.