Dr. Andrea C. Wade is currently serving as Provost and Vice President of Academic Services at Monroe Community College. Dr. Wade’s expertise in higher education includes more than 20 years of experience teaching and coordinating learning experiences in classroom, laboratory, clinical, and online modalities. Her administrative areas of interest and expertise include institutional and programmatic accreditation, curriculum development, workforce development, and shared governance. She has written and/or served as the Principal Investigator or Project Director for a number of grants related to healthcare, workforce, and instructional technologies.
Dr. Wade holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Medical Technology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and a Master of Science and Doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Notre Dame. She served as a Research Fellow at Notre Dame’s LOBUND Laboratory, where her research focused on tumor and transplant immunology. Her academic teaching career began at Indiana University South Bend and at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Her career transitioned to the healthcare industry, where she served in both technical and administrative roles in the clinical laboratory, advancing to the position of Clinical Laboratory Manager. Dr. Wade returned to academia at SUNY Broome Community College, eventually attaining the rank of tenured full Professor and also earning the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She then transitioned into higher education administration at SUNY Broome, where she held responsibility for Distance Education, Professional Development, Adult Education, and the Health Sciences Division as Associate Vice President and Dean.