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Vice Provost for Continuing, Professional, and Executive Education search

The Office of the Provost has launched a national search for the inaugural Vice Provost for Continuing, Professional, and Executive Education. 

This new position is aimed at building upon and elevating our strengths in the key domains of entrepreneurial academic program development, K-12 teacher preparation and educational leadership preparation, and corporate and executive education. This new vice provost will build upon the resources and expertise housed in the School of Professional Development to accelerate our momentum as a leader in these areas.

This is a national search, open to external and internal candidates. The ideal candidate will be an innovator open to new ideas, a champion for interdisciplinary work, and a leader infused with a collaborative spirit.  

Finalists Information - Click here to view more detail about candidates and presentations (requires Net ID to view) 

Search Committee


    • Patricia Bruckenthal: Professor and Dean, School of Nursing
    • Elizabeth Newman: Associate Professor, Department of History; Vice Provost for Curriculum and Undergraduate Education


    • Eva Carceles-Poveda: Professor, Department of Economics
    • Lori Carron: Director of Financial Management and Administrative Services, Division of Enrollment Management
    • Kimberly Dixon: Director of Employer Engagement and Diversity Recruitment, Career Center
    • Axel Drees: Professor, Physics; Co-chair, Senate Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA)
    • Stacey Finkelstein: Professor and Area Head (Marketing), College of Business
    • Sarah Jourdain: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Language and Cultural Studies; Director, Foreign Language Teacher Preparation
    • Robert Kukta, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Associate Dean for Education and Innovation, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • Nicole Leavey: Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Communications and Journalism; Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships, Alda Center for Communicating Science
    • Patricia Malone: Associate Vice President for Professional Education, School of Professional Development
    • Craig Markson: Educational Leadership Program Director, School of Professional Development
    • Karen Oaks: Director of Marketing and Professional Program Development, School of Professional Development
    • David Rubenstein: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Dean, Graduate School
    • Keith Sheppard: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Behavior; Director, Institute for STEM Education
    • Hants Williams: Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions