The Academic Affairs Division endeavors to support faculty and students in the teaching and learning mission by providing curricula, personnel, services, and programs in the liberal arts and sciences tradition.
Our goals are:
- To support faculty in fulfilling their roles as creators and providers of the curriculum.
- To provide support for quality graduate and undergraduate programs that prepare students for careers and lifelong learning by inculcating the principles of active learning, critical thinking, inclusiveness, diversity, global perspectives, and interdisciplinary experiences.
- To inspire excellence in research, scholarship, creative work, and community service.
- To advocate for and empower students in their academic and professional undertakings.
- To impart effective, just, and consistent academic policies, programs, and practices.
- To model effective leadership and collaboration to the entire campus and to make available and promote the resources of our division for positive community impact.
- To ensure institutional effectiveness through careful planning, assessment, and fiscal responsibility.
- To provide service to the campus and external community that is conducive to promoting the college’s principles of service excellence.
Academic Affairs Staff
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Harvard University, 1987, Th.D History of Religions
- Harvard University, 1977, M.T.S. History of Religions
- Georgetown University, 1975, B.A. Sociology
Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs
- Ph.D., English, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), 1993
- M.A., English, University of Texas (Austin), 1984
- B.A., University of Texas (Austin), summa cum laude, 1977 Major: Philosophy
Areas of Specialization
- American literature and culture, primarily 19th century
- Emerson and Transcendentalism
- American poetry
- African-American literature and the slave narrative
- Textual and editorial theory and practice
Manager of Academic Affairs Administrative Services
Secretary, Academic Affairs
Faculty Governance Assistant