Adam Wyatt

PhD, 2011


Adam Wyatt is associate vice president for academic affairs and student success at Georgia Regents University (GRU). In this position, Wyatt leads efforts to enhance student retention, progression, graduation, and post-graduation success. He oversees the Advising Center, Career Center, and the Office of First and Second Year Experiences.  He also acts as the primary liaison for the academic partnership between Georgia Regents University and East Georgia State College.

Wyatt joined GRU in 2012 as the director of planning and assessment in the Division of Institutional Effectiveness.  After serving in that position for a year, Wyatt became the director of Academic Programs in GRU’s Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. As part of his duties, Wyatt helped with the development of new academic programs.  He also served on the leadership team to develop program-level student outcomes for all programs within GRU’s nine colleges and managed the institution’s partnership with East Georgia State College.  In addition, he has taught graduate courses in GRU’s College of Education and served as an INQUIRY 1000 course instructor for the university’s First Year Experience program.

Wyatt is an award-winning analyst in the field of educational research and has presented his work at numerous academic meetings including the Consortium for Higher Education Researchers Annual Conference in Italy.

Prior to his work at GRU, he served as a research associate in the Office of Academic Planning at the University of Georgia, as graduate student affairs coordinator in the University of Southern California’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, and as an education curriculum coordinator for the NSF BMES Research Center at the Viterbi School of Engineering/Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Wyatt earned a bachelor of arts in French in 2004 and a master’s of education in postsecondary education and student affairs in 2007 at the University of Southern California. He earned his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2011 and returned to UGA to complete a master’s degree in environment planning and design in 2014.