Having served over 20 years at Cheyney as a professor, department chair, and Dean of Faculty, Interim Provost Bradley Buchner, Ph.D. brings a wealth of experience to the office of Academic Affairs, and to Cheyney’s Administrative team.
Dr. Bradley J. Buchner (Interim Provost)
Dr. Bradley J. Buchner serves as the Interim Provost at Cheyney University. Dr. Buchner has worked in the field of higher education for more than 30 years, mostly as a faculty member and researcher. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the field of Sociology. Although his specialty area was historical/comparative sociology, his academic work has been somewhat eclectic, authoring and co-authoring papers on such topics as the dissemination of modern communications technologies, comparison of world-development theories, the influence of government on mass media, and issues in modern healthcare. His work has been published in the American Sociological Review, The Journal of Health Promotion Practice, and in numerous proceedings from academic conferences.
Dr. Buchner came to Cheyney University in Fall of 1997 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He was granted tenure in 2002 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. From 2005 until 2017 he was chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. During these years, Dr. Buchner served on numerous departmental and University-wide committees and task forces, including the Strategic Planning Council, Faculty Senate, and Outcomes Assessment Committee. He worked as a team leader for both the 2004 and 2014 Middle States Self-Study projects. Dr. Buchner also served in various positions with APSCUF, the faculty union.
In his current role as Interim Provost, he provides strategic vision for the academic affairs division and is responsible for working with the faculty and other University units to support new program development, curricular innovation, manage the program review process and to facilitate external partnerships. With experience authoring grants and managing restricted funds, Dr. Buchner is experienced in resource development and budget management.
In addition to the above roles, Dr. Buchner also assists with authoring grants and seeking to bring revenue to the University, as a part of Cheyney’s efforts to establish the Institute for the Study of the African-American Experience.
With over 21 years in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in both faculty and management roles, Dr. Buchner is experienced in working with collective bargaining units. He works collaboratively with faculty and staff across the institution to help facilitate enrollment, registration, scheduling, budget development, faculty development, and student success and retention.