Dr. Andrew Koricich is an associate professor of higher education at Appalachian State University and ARRC's executive director. Influenced by his experiences growing up in a rural, Pennsylvania town, Dr. Koricich’s research interests focus primarily on postsecondary education issues facing rural communities, with a particular emphasis on rural and rural-serving postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve. Dr. Koricich earned both his Ph.D. in higher education and B.S. in information sciences & technology from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
I want to elevate our understanding of regional colleges because these institutions play a transformative role in rural communities across the country by providing educational opportunity, workforce development, and economic impact to areas with so much untapped human potential.
• Ph.D. Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University
• M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University
• B.S. Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University