Nadia Badr Cempre

Director of Academic Operations


  • BA, University of Virginia, 2002
  • MS, University of Virginia, 2004
  • In Progress, EdD, University of Virginia

Nadia joined EHD as the Director of Academic Operations in early 2022 after nine years with UVA’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, an interdisciplinary program in GSAS and SOM.  Prior, she spent time developing curricular content for WorldStrides and working on a team of three at a biotech startup in Charlottesville, VA.  Nadia brings expertise in managing a doctoral degree program including developing curriculum requirements, course scheduling, overhauling curriculum, admissions, outreach, budgetary administration, and student support. Pan-University collaboration and building relationships has been a highlight of her career in higher education.

Nadia has her MS in Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) and is working on an EdD in Higher Education. In addition Nadia has a degree in Drama, yoga instructor training, and spends her free time working at a yoga studio and dance studio, and with her husband and two young children.