Melinda Treadwell, PhD Named Provost of Antioch University New England

Antioch University is proud to announce that it has named Dr. Melinda Treadwell as provost of Antioch University New England. Antioch University has recently transitioned its vice-president positions to an expanded leadership role of Provost. The change comes as part of the ongoing effort of all Antioch campuses to better serve the needs of their student communities and to meet the changing demands of today’s society.

“I am proud to be a leader at AU because we are a collaborative community with geographic distance but a shared commitment to one another, to our students, to our partners, and to our mission in direct, meaningful ways.” Treadwell adds, “During the next year, I’m most looking forward to continuing Antioch University’s exciting partnerships with Teton Science Schools and Wolf Ridge Environmental Education Center as well as to expanding our educational partnerships and integrated behavioral health systems.”

Dr. Treadwell has a PhD in Toxicology and Pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School and has previously held leadership positions at Keene State College. She has been a toxicologist and an investigator for institutions such as the National Institute of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, and has served on numerous scientific advisory boards.

Her experience and credentials are a boon to Antioch University’s mission of supporting environmental justice, and her background in higher education makes her ideal to lead Antioch University New England.


About Antioch University New England

Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice serves as a foundation for all certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Coursework integrates practice with theory in an environment that fosters scholarship and activism.  Academic departments include Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Education, Environmental Studies, Management, and Self-Designed Studies. Based in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE is just over two hours from Albany; two hours from Boston; and less than two hours from Hartford. For more information, visit:

AUNE is part of Antioch University, an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online, and from its five campuses in four states, in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

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