Andrew N. Blackwood, Ed.D.
Throughout the 1990s, Dr. Blackwood was an invited, visiting presenter at the National Youth Science Camp. In 2001 he joined the NYSC staff and has served as director of the program from 2002 to 2011. He has also directed the 2006 Youth Science Leadership Institute and served as Dean of the WV Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science from 2005 to 2011. For 13 years prior to becoming the NYSF’s full-time executive director in July 2004, Dr. Blackwood was a tenured mathematics professor at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a regional campus of West Virginia University.
Dr. Blackwood holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Studies with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University; a Master of Science in mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Charleston.