Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
M.A., Wake Forest University
B.A., Elon University
Ralph O. Mueller is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at The University of Baltimore. Mueller comes to UBalt from D'Youville University in Buffalo, N.Y. where he served as the executive vice president for strategic initiatives.
Before joining D'Youville University in 2021, Mueller held senior administrative positions as vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at Purdue University Northwest, Ind., and as dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford, Conn. Prior to 2009, during a 16-year tenure at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Mueller had dual professorial appointments in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
He was an American Council on Education Fellow and Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Miami, Fla., during the 2007-08 academic year and began his career at the University of Toledo, Ohio, in 1987, serving as an assistant and associate professor of educational research.
Throughout his career, Mueller has been an ardent student and faculty advocate, championed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and fostered community engagement through external university partnerships. He is a noted quantitative research methodologist with contributions to more than 40 peer-reviewed publications (including six books) and 75 academic presentations.
Mueller has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the World Bank, and has served on editorial boards for academic journals affiliated with the American Educational Research Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Psychological Association.
Mueller earned a Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation from Virginia Tech in 1987, an M.A. in mathematics from Wake Forest University, N.C., in 1984, and a B.A. in mathematics from Elon University, N.C., in 1983. He is the recipient of Elon's Distinguished Alumni Award and a former Rotary Scholar.