Tricia Hunsader, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Hunsader joined Tusculum University in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in Finance, an MA in Elementary Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Mathematics Education.
Dr. Hunsader came to Tusculum from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee where she served as Coordinator of Assessment for the College of Education, Chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, President of the Faculty Senate, and Vice President of the USF System Faculty Council. Prior to her academic career, she worked as an elementary and high school mathematics teacher, and controller and event coordinator for Hunsader Farms.
Dr. Hunsader has co-authored two books, published over 20 articles and book chapters, and has presented her research in mathematics assessment nationally and internationally.
Dr. Hunsader is married to Michael Hunsader, a fourth-generation farmer. They have five grown children and six grandchildren, most of whom live and work on Jeter Mountain Farm in Hendersonville, NC, a 400-acre apple farm and event venue.