The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees appointed Corey Alderdice director of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in May 2012.
Since joining ASMSA’s community of learning, he has worked to bring national prestige to the school while developing new programs that underscore the unique opportunities available through ASMSA. Over the last three years, the school has been ranked among the top 15 nationally by Newsweek, top 10 by The Daily Beast and recognized by The Washington Post among America’s top performing schools with elite students.
In 2013, the Bezos Family Foundation recognized him as one of twelve Educator Scholars. In 2014, Arkansas Business named him to their annual list of “40 Under 40” leaders in business, education, and public policy. The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) recognized him in 2015 as one of five school administrators nationally for excellence in computer science advocacy. He is a 2016 graduate of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Arkansas Class X.” His work in utilizing social media and technology for admissions and campus external relations has been spotlighted in Education Week and The Washington Post.
Director Alderdice serves on the board of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Arkansas Discovery Network Advisory Council, and Western Kentucky University Center for Gifted Studies Advisory Board. He is a member of the Arkansas STEM Coalition, Hot Springs National Park Rotary, Hot Springs Fifty for the Future, Hot Springs Downtown Gameplan Task Force, National Consortium of Specialized STEM Schools.
He is married to Stephanie Patterson Alderdice, an accomplished communications coach and marketing strategist. They have one son, Elliott, who is six years old.