Dr. Alan B. Gould

Alan B. Gould has served as executive director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy for American Political Institutions and Civic Culture since its establishment in August 1994.

He also serves as a Distinguished Professor of History. Gould previously served as Marshall’s interim president from 1990 to 1991 and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1991 to 1994.




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A Huntington native, Gould received his B. A.& M. A. degrees in history from Marshall. He also received his Ph. D degree from West Virginia University.
Dr. Gould taught at West Virginia University, District of Columbia Teachers College and Northern Virginia Community College before joining the Marshall history faculty in 1969.

His administrative assignments at Marshall, dating to 1976, include service as coordinator of the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree Program; assistant to the vice president for academic affairs; chairman, History Department; assistant to the president for special projects; acting vice president for academic affairs; dean of the College of Liberal Arts; senior vice president; and provost.

Dr. Gould also is a past president of the West Virginia Humanities Council. He is also the former chairman of the Cabell County Historic Landmark Commission and former president of the River Cities Cultural Council.

John Deaver Drinko, the Marshall alumnus and nationally-prominent attorney who funded the Drinko Academy through an endowment, said he was “extremely pleased” that Gould agreed to direct the Academy. “I have known Alan for many years and I have a great respect for both him and his academic background,” Drinko said. ” He is an excellent choice. I am proud of the concept behind the Drinko Academy, the fact it is being developed by Marshall University and that Dr. Gould will be its director. It’s a great combination.