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Amanda Knapp, Ph.D.

Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

I am an innovative, solutions oriented, academic leader with extensive experience in the field of higher education. With an unwavering commitment to student success I have passionately served as an administrator and faculty member at a variety of regionally accredited post-secondary institutions ranging in size and scope. I have been recognized by colleagues as a collaborative leader who empowers diverse teams, embraces change and fosters relationships to navigate complex projects requiring strategic thinking, integrity and decisiveness. As a priority, I engage in every opportunity for continuous learning to expand upon my understanding of emerging trends and best practices particularly in the areas of academic policy, accreditation, and compliance to competently navigate federal and state regulatory requirements as they continue to evolve and shape the landscape of higher education. As I reflect on the many successes that I have had in the field of higher education and consider the many opportunities ahead I can't help but to feel honored to be part of a profession that is rooted in serving others. I truly believe that to give to others is the greatest reward to oneself! Fun Fact: As a first generation college student from rural West Virginia, I have blended a career in higher education with off-road motorcycle racing, a sport that I am passionate about, to help students, stay on track. As a hobby, I race competitively in the East Coast Enduro Association Womens Series and have been featured in numerous publications for changing perceptions, outracing stereotypes and pushing past obstacles.

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Dr. Amanda M. Knapp Receives 2018 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

Dr. Amanda M. Knapp was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academi...

December, 12 2018 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Dr. Amanda Knapp Elected as Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Officer

Dr. Amanda Knapp, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Standards and Policy Administration at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was recently elected as an officer for the university's chapte...

June, 05 2017 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Amanda Knapp Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Amanda Knapp of Columbia, Maryland, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Knapp was initia...

February, 14 2017 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Adjunct Professor Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Course - Seminar in Transformational Leadership and Teaching In Seminar in Transformational Leadership and Teaching, educators will determine what transformational teaching looks like in their unique context of their field experience: classroom, school, community. Each session will focus on specific topics that educators will evaluate for alignment with their vision of transformational teaching. Finally, they will develop a plan of action to apply within their field work experience. Topics may include the attributes of exemplary teachers, services of community organizations, family engagement.
August 2015 - Present
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Standards and Policy Administration at University Of Maryland Baltimore County
In May 2011, Amanda Knapp joined the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA), Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) as the Academic Standards and Policy Specialist. In 2014, she was appointed to the role of Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Standards and Policy Administration. In this role, Knapp works across the campus community to ensure the uniform application of policy while upholding the integrity of academic standards. Another focal point of Knapp’s role includes the Academic Integrity (AI) initiative. Knapp also serves on various groups including the Undergraduate Council (UGC), Academic Conduct Committee (ACC), Campus Systems Executive Committee (CSEC), the SA Academic Advisory Committee and plays an active leadership role with the Middle States Accreditation Operating Committee. She also provides technical/operational support to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. As Chair, Knapp organizes the Academic Standards Executive Committee (ASEC) and the Academic Standards Advisory Committee (ASAC), two campus groups committed to taking a proactive look at a broad range of policy issues impacting student success. As a priority, Knapp’s efforts are centered on being a student advocate to ensure that they are treated fairly and equitably in all matters of policy. Service to the campus community includes efforts such as:  Vice Chair Middle States Accreditation Operating Committee  Chair of the Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations  Strategic Planning Steering Committee  Senate Bill 740 Steering Committee  Campus Systems Executive Committee  Academic Standards Executive Committee  Student Success Steering Committee  University Wide Policy Committee – Academic Affairs  Enrollment Management Communications Committee  Academic Advising Community  Academic Affairs Directors  Student Judicial Programs (SJP) – Appellate and Hearing Board  Collaborative Retention Team  Healthy Retrievers
May 2011 - Present

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