Dr. Elaine Humphrey is the director of the Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development. In this capacity, she oversees the academic component of the Corps of Cadets to include the curriculum, leadership minor, Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series, and academic support for cadets.
Dr. Humphrey has worked for more than 20 years in higher education to include assistant director for academic support and associate director for research and assessment for the Student Success Center (formerly known as the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence) at Virginia Tech and director of the Miller Academic Center and director of Teacher Education at Virginia Military Institute. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
While at Virginia Tech, she served as the graduate student representative to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and was selected as a Virginia Tech Multicultural Fellow. Dr. Humphrey is a member of a number of professional organizations to include the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE), and the Virginia Association for Developmental Education (VADE). She currently serves on the Certification Review Committee for NCLCA and as the Four-Year Institutional Representative for VADE.
Dr. Humphrey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary, and both a Master of Arts in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech.