Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Academic Administration

At Washington Adventist University, Dr. Cheryl H. Kisunzu serves  as our Provost. Joining her in academic leadership are Dr. Patrick Williams (Associate Provost/Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences); Dr. Karen Marshall (Dean of the School of Health Professions Science & Wellness) and Nicole Currier (Dean of the School of Graduate & Professional Studies) . Your professional journey is further supported through the academic departments of Enrollment, Admissions, the Center for Student Success, and the Weis Library. Together, we invite you to grow in understanding and refinement of competencies which will add meaning to your life while also giving you the competitive edge in the workplace.

To assist you in gaining understanding specific to teaching and learning at Washington Adventist University, we invite you to reference the Academic Calendar and Academic Bulletin. For more information, please contact the provost office - 301–891-4116; or email –

Welcome to what we are confident will be, an enriching and life changing experience through the “WAU difference”!


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.