Alvin J. Schexnider

Alvin J. Schexnider, Ph.D., is President of Schexnider & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm based in Chesapeake, Virginia. From July 2002 to April 2007 he was Executive Vice President of Norfolk State University where he also served as Acting President and Interim President. A former Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, he has held faculty and administrative positions at Southern University, Syracuse University, The Federal Executive Institute, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Virginia Commonwealth University and Wake Forest University. Dr. Schexnider is a co-author of Blacks and the Military (Brookings Institution) and has written extensively on public management and higher education. He formerly served on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review and the Journal of Power and Ethics. He was featured in two documentaries regarding construction of the Alaska Canada Highway, one produced for American Legacy in 2003 and another produced for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) American Experience Series in 2005. Dr. Schexnider earned a B.A. degree in political science at Grambling State University. He received the M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University where he held Norman Wait Harris, Ford Foundation and Woodrow Wilson fellowships.