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- Higher education budgeting and finance
- Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Indiana University Bloomington
- M.S., Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Indiana University Bloomington
- B.G.S., Communication Studies, University of Kansas
R.J. Woodring serves the O’Neill School as the associate dean for educational programs. He is the administrative lead for O’Neill undergraduate and master’s degree programs, career services, international programs, and the Civic Leaders Living Learning Center.
Since joining the O’Neill School in 2014, Woodring has led a 29 percent increase in the number of O’Neill School undergraduates. Woodring has launched or expanded several initiatives to improve the O’Neill student experience. New programs include the O’Neill School’s Indiana Leadership Program, O’Neill’s Mentor Collective partnership, and O’Neill Launch, an orientation program for new students. In addition to these new programs, Woodring led the expansion of O’Neill’s Washington Leadership Program and O’Neill International Programs.
Woodring’s research interests lie in issues related to higher education budgeting and finance. He has a book chapter forthcoming on budgeting in student affairs. Prior to O’Neill, he held administrative posts at Indiana University Bloomington in the Division of Student Affairs and in the Bloomington campus budget office. Woodring has taught leadership courses in both the IU School of Education and the O’Neill School. He received both his Doctor of Education and Masters in Higher Education Student Affairs degrees from the Indiana University School of Education.