Dr. Jason Best has been promoted to assistant provost for distance education
and strategic research initiatives at Shepherd University.
“The promotion of Dr. Best represents recognition of his work on strategic initiatives like student and faculty research placements and events, as well as the important compliance element of accreditation with Shepherd’s regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission,” said Provost Scott Beard.“With Shepherd’s recent approval to offer distance education, Dr. Best will continue to assist in strategically expanding these offerings to new locations and populations of students.”
Best is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics and the director of the Shepherd
University Observatory.He is also an affiliate member of the Center for Gravitational
Waves and Cosmology.
Learn more about his research: