Gregory Dunaway, Ph.D.
201 Woodburn Hall
Gregory Dunaway was appointed as Dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in 2016. As Dean, Dunaway leads West Virginia University's largest and most diverse academic college. The Eberly College enrolls nearly 6,000 students annually across more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Prior to his arrival at WVU, Dunaway served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University. He also served as the associate dean for academic and student affairs and was the Thomas Bailey Professor of Sociology and former department head of sociology. He is also a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center at MSU.
Dunaway is also a sociologist and criminologist. His research interests include examining social factors associated with crime and delinquency; trends, inequality and crime and justice; and criminal justice policy. He has conducted research on a number of justice programs in Mississippi, including performing an evaluation of Mississippi’s Drug Court Program, a survey of Mississippi’s Juvenile Detention Facilities and a study on disproportionate minority contact within the Mississippi juvenile justice system. Dunaway has won both teaching and administrative service awards. He is the former president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. He earned his B.A. from Loyola University Maryland (1982) and his M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Cincinnati (1988, 1991).