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Dr. Kenneth Blemings, a professor in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences and inaugural director of the University’s intercollegiate undergraduate program in biochemistry was named dean of the WVU Honors College in 2015.

Dean Blemings came to WVU in 1999 and after his promotion to full professor in 2010, assumed more administrative responsibilities serving as the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs for the Division. He was a 2012 WVU Foundation Outstanding Teacher and a recipient of an APLU/USDA regional teaching award the same year.

Dr. Blemings has been providing leadership in Honors education for many years. He has instructed a variety of Honors courses, served as an Honors advisor, and been a valuable member of the Honors College Advisory Council.

In 2014, Dr. Blemings was appointed the Interim Dean of the Honors College and then, after a national search, the permanent dean in 2015. Dean Blemings served as the Interim Dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design for a season (11/18 – 06/20) and is happy to be back at the WVU Honors College.