David J. Werner was the interim president of IUP from August 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012.
Werner is chancellor emeritus and professor emeritus of the 13,300-student Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Before his seven-year tenure as chancellor, he served as the institution’s provost for a decade and dean of its School of Business for twelve years.
After his retirement as chancellor, he spent a semester as a visiting researcher in human resources and public policy development at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. During 2005–2006, he served as interim president of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and in 2007–2008 as interim provost of IUP.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Louis University, and both a Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.