People: Donna Petherbridge

Donna Petherbridge

Vice Provost Vice Provost Administration
Address Box 7113 Raleigh NC 27695 Phone: 919-513-3737
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Biographical Info

Dr. Donna T. Petherbridge is the Vice Provost for DELTA (Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications), having previously served as the Interim Vice Provost from April 2021 – December 2021, the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Technology Innovation from July 2017 – April 2021, and in a DELTA associate vice provost role since 2007. Donna has been part of DELTA since its formation in 2000. In her current role, Donna provides strategic leadership for the DELTA organization.

She is actively involved with NC State University Task Forces and IT Strategic Planning endeavors and works closely with IT leaders across campus, where she facilitates strategic conversations about academic technology planning and governance. She is a member of EDUCAUSE, regularly serving as a program proposal reviewer, and has served on the conference planning committee. She is a previous chair of the NC State Council on the Status of Women and currently remains active with this group in planning the annual NC State sisterhood dinner, and she is a co-founder of NC State’s Women in Technology interest group.

Donna is also an Adjunct Teaching Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership, Policy & Human Development in the College of Education at NC State University, where she teaches online courses, mentors graduate students, and serves on dissertation committees. She has been an associate member of the graduate faculty since 2008. Donna has more than 20 years of experience in supporting higher education faculty members in leveraging technology to support their instructional goals, and experience teaching at the middle, high school and college level.

Donna regularly gives presentations on the future of teaching with technology, using emerging technologies and building communities in online courses, with recent presentations given at the University Global Partnership Network virtual conference, Duke University, Elon University, the Raleigh chapter of the Association for Talent Development, UNC CAUSE, and the EDUCAUSE conference.

Donna was awarded the NC State University 2011–2012 Workforce & Human Resource Education Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Service, has been recognized previously as an NC State Pride of the Wolfpack recipient, and was a 2019 NC State IT Community recipient of an Extraordinary Project Team Impact Award. She is also regularly recognized as an outstanding instructor via the NC State University “Thank a Teacher” program.

Donna holds a B.A. in English (Elon University), a master’s degree in Information Science (North Carolina Central University), an Ed.D. in Adult & Community College Education (North Carolina State University), and an Executive Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.