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 Venard Scott Koerwer, EdD
Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Communication
Vice Dean for Graduate Education for the School of Graduate Education
Professor of Organizational Systems and Innovation
Department of Clinical Sciences
North Campus

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine St.
Office 1043
Scranton, PA 18509

Professor of Organizational Systems and Innovation


Venard Scott Koerwer, EdD, is an entrepreneur in the higher education industry and business with more than 25 years of experience, three entrepreneurial startups and numerous program development initiatives around the world working with senior executives and academic institutions. Dr. Koerwer is a subject matter expert in education leadership, executive and management education, institutional communication and entrepreneurial programs. He has developed and implemented programs and educational partnerships in Africa, Asia, Europe, the U.K., the Middle East and the U.S. Previously he served as: the twenty-first president of Newberry College and a faculty member of the business department; deputy dean and clinical professor of management at The Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina; associate dean of professional (graduate and executive) programs and services at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; and as a director in the Executive Education Division of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also served in leadership and/or partner roles at Redhead Companies, Syllutions, Intelliworks and Learning Communities. Scott has a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College. He earned a master’s degree in government (political science) from Lehigh University, and earned a doctoral degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management’s Advanced Executive Program, and earned a certificate in organizational development and consulting from the National Training Labs.