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William J. McKinney - AASCU

William J. McKinney

Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs

Indiana University

William J. McKinney is the senior advisor for regional campus affairs in Indiana University’s (IU) Office of University Academic Affairs. He leads a number of strategic projects for IU’s five regional campuses, including their joint participation in AASCU’s Re-Imagining the First Year. McKinney has also been senior fellow with the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), and coordinator of the State of Indiana’s LEAP Faculty Collaborative. He has also served on the board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning since 2012 and served on AASCU’s ADP Steering Committee from 2017 to 2020. Prior to joining IU in 2015, he served as president of Valdosta State University (Ga.). He has also worked at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and Southeast Missouri State University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy of science and his M.A. in the history and philosophy of science from IU-Bloomington. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering and his B.A. in history from Bucknell University. He has published or presented well over 100 papers, book chapters, or reviews in such diverse topics as the philosophical nature of scientific experiments, environmental ethics, liberal education, and civic engagement.