Molly Lynch, PhD

Provost - Manassas Campus

Dr. Molly Lynch serves as the Provost of the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. She also continues to teach Introductory Psychology.

She joined the NOVA faculty in 2003 teaching psychology and statistics. She quickly became involved in campus, college and statewide initiatives. She has served on a number of major NOVA committees, including the Policy Change Implementation Committee and the SACS Reaccreditation Steering Committee and Curriculum Committee. She has been actively involved in the Achieving the Dream initiative at NOVA which combines her love of data and interest in student success. She has also represented NOVA at several conferences where she gave presentations on a variety of student success topics. In 2014, Dr. Lynch was selected as Dean of the Manassas Campus Communications Technologies and Social Sciences Division. In 2016, she took on her current role as campus Provost.

Previously, Dr. Lynch was a faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio and also taught at other community colleges in San Antonio. Immediately prior to joining NOVA, Dr. Lynch was a research associate at the Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Lynch is 2017 graduate of Leadership Prince William. She also serves on the Board of Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William, the Advisory Board for the George Mason SciTech Campus, and on the Board of Regents for Leadership Prince William.

Dr. Lynch earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from The Ohio State University. She also earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She is an avid reader, loves dogs, and will never turn down chocolate.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, .