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Lee Viar is an advocate for nontraditional students and is considered an expert in the field. He is committed to helping nontraditional students across the country to be able to receive the same opportunities for success as traditional students.

About Dr. Viar

Dr. Lee Viar IV is a graduate of Capella University and earned his Ph.D. in Post-Secondary Adult Education and Training. He is a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor and is always pursuing other educational opportunities. He traveled to Harvard University as part of the  Class of 2013 earning a Post- Doctorate in Management Development, successfully completed the Fellowship Program in Higher Education Management at Vanderbilt University in 2014, completed a Post-Doctorate in the Challenges of Leadership in Teams Program at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2015, studied at the University of Oklahoma and earned over 30 credit hours towards a DBA in Organizational Behavior. He is currently pursuing a second Masters Degree, this one in American History at Norwich University. He is a Maryland native, achieved the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honors Designation Honors and graduated from Frostburg State University. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Management. He is a Professor-Senior Lead Business Faculty in the School of  Management and Business teaching at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral levels.

Dr. Viar is an innovative teacher and published author, writing the book, "The Nontraditional Learner's Guide to Success" as well as contributing to several other academic journals, publications, and interviewed on the topics of higher education and the nontraditional learner by numerous news outlets including U.S. News and World Report, Inside HigherEd, USA Today,, Mountaineer News Service, The Herald Mail, and the Wall Street Journal. He has a deep passion and devotion to education and being a lifelong learner. He has been a college professor for over 20 years both online and on campus. In addition, he has over 20 years of professional marketing and business experience in the areas of banking and marketing management.


When Dr. Viar is not in the classroom or volunteering for ANTSHE, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and their six children, seven grandchildren, and a very precocious Tibetan Terrier. He also enjoys reading about United States History, being outdoors, writing, and enjoys watching classic movies. To learn more about Dr. Viar visit


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