Laura Woodworth-Ney

Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., joined AGB Search in 2022. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Senior Consultant for an executive search firm in the higher education and non-profit sectors. Dr. Woodworth-Ney has more than thirty years of experience in higher education as a tenured full professor, academic historian and administrator. With over a decade in the Provost’s Office at Idaho State University, she was the first female Executive Vice President and Provost. Other administrative roles included Vice President and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Department Chair and Director of Women’s Studies. She has also taught at the University of North Texas, Maryville University in St. Louis, and Washington State University. A staunch advocate for equity and accessibility, Dr. Woodworth-Ney helped pioneer initiatives that significantly expanded the application and retention rates of Idaho’s public institutions and was honored with the 2021 President’s Medallion Award from Idaho State University.  Dr. Woodworth-Ney has served on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Academic Forum and as a board member of the American Association of Chief Academic Officers. An expert on the history of the North American West, Dr. Woodworth-Ney is the author of three books. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Washington State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Idaho.