Dr. Michael Waide is the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Medical Laboratory Science at Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, West Virginia. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Waide is a tenured professor in the Medical Laboratory Technology program and previously served as the Academic Dean of the School of Health Sciences. Michael is a licensed medical laboratory scientist and is certified by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). Michael is also a certified instructor in allied healthcare.
His education includes a Master of Philosophy in Human Development from Syracuse University (2017), a Master of Divinity/Theology from Emory University (2003), and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from West Liberty University (2000). He received his Doctorate in Education from the American College of Education in 2021. Dr. Waide’s research focused on the relationship between the resilience and persistence of nontraditional aged community college students and academic success.