Cynthia Baum

Cynthia G. Baum, Ph.D., Chancellor Emerita, Argosy University. Currently on a leave of absence. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in post-secondary education, developing and implementing academic programs, and leading both programmatic and regional accreditation processes. She also served as president of Walden University and held additional leadership roles during her tenure, including executive vice president overseeing Walden's five colleges and vice president of both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Health Sciences

Dr. Baum has served as a campus president and regional vice president for a number of institutions, including both Argosy University and The Art Institutes. She has held faculty appointments with Virginia Tech and The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Baum is also a clinical psychologist and, prior to her experience in higher education, she worked in the non-profit sector as assistant executive director for education at the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been recognized for her work in psychology education with several honors and awards, including a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association and the Advocacy Award of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology. She held leadership positions in organizations such as the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, and is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology.

Dr. Baum holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia