Alan Belcher, PhD

Alan Belcher, PhD

Alan Belcher

College of Education

Dr. Alan Belcher is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Ashford University. He has a BA from Marshall University in Secondary Education, an MA in School Administration also from Marshall, and an MS in Information Systems from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He earned the PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University, where much of his coursework was in instructional design and assessment of student work. Dr. Belcher was born in West Virginia, where he worked as an educator from 1976 until 2010. He taught French and Spanish at the junior high school level for 11 years before moving to the college level to teach courses in computer information systems. From there, he began working in faculty development, curriculum development, and as a university registrar. He later took responsibility for all student services of admissions, financial aid, registration, and student accounts. Dr. Belcher has served as an assistant vice president and an assistant provost, supporting academic leadership in curriculum, faculty development, policy, enrollment management, and initiative development. “After a number of years in academic administration,” says Dr. Belcher, “I decided that I missed the closer connection with students and went looking for an opportunity to teach. I am excited by the consistent energy and high level of commitment to student success here at Ashford.” 

Alan Belcher, PhD