Dr. Stanley Wearden
President; Professor of Communication & Media
B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University; M.S.J., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D., was named the fifth president of Methodist University on Oct. 10, 2018. He officially assumed his duties on Jan. 1, 2019.
As president, Wearden is working toward the goals of improving student success, retention, and graduation; building a robust MU Online presence; better serving active duty military, military families, and veterans; creating strong transfer partnerships with community colleges; increasing MU’s endowment to help make a MU education more affordable for students; and making sure MU delivers fully on the promise of its mission statement.
Wearden earned a B.A. in English from Wheeling Jesuit University (formerly Wheeling College), a Master of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.