About Academic Affairs

The responsibility of the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is to provide academic vision and leadership. The responsibilities are as broad and diverse as the College of Charleston itself. With the deans, department chairs, program heads, faculty, and administrative offices, Interim Provost Fran Welch and her staff work with other areas of campus and the President’s office to advance the quality and mission of the College, including implementing the Strategic Plan.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees such vital issues as faculty and staff personnel concerns including recruitment, hiring, promotion and tenure; budget requests and needs; academic programming initiatives, including curriculum management; and faculty concerns. The Provost works closely with the deans of the academic schools, the Libraries, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. In addition, numerous other functions, including North Campus, Registrar, Academic Experience, International Programs, Undergraduate Research, Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Academic Assessment report to the Academic Affairs Division. Under our shared governance model, the Provost also works collaboratively with the Speaker of the Faculty and the Faculty Senate, the primary legislative body of the faculty.

In summary, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs provides leadership for and supports the efforts of the faculty and staff who work to ensure that the mission of academic excellence is achieved.


Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Frances C. Welch

Associate Provosts and Associate Vice Presidents

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Deanna Caveny

Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration
Mark P. Del Mastro

Associate Provost for International Education and Director of the Center for International Education
Andrew Sobiesuo (International Education Directory)

Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience
Lynne Ford (Academic Experience (AEX) Directory)

Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs Staff

Executive Assistant to the Provost
Michelle McGrew

Assistant to the Provost for Budget and Personnel
Beth Murphy

Project Manager/Technology Director
Anastasia E. Gilpatrick

Office Manager
Cathy Peebles

Office Assistant
Zainab Hussain

Faculty Secretariat for Faculty Senate & Academic Coordinator for the Office of the Provost
Katy Flynn (dual appointment)

Deans

The College of Charleston is organized seven academic schools and several administrative programs and centers that report to the Provost. Please view the listings below for each area in the Academic Affairs Division. 

Dean of the School of the Arts
Valerie B. Morris (School of the Arts Directory)

Dean of the School of Business
Alan Shao (School of Business Directory)

Dean of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
Courtenay Howard† (School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Directory)

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
H. Gibbs Knotts (School of Humanities and Social Sciences Directory

Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Timothy Johnson (School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs Directory)

Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Godfrey A. Gibbison (School of Professional Studies Directory)

Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics
Sebastian van Delden (School of Sciences and Mathematics Directory)

Dean of the College of Charleston Libraries
John White (Libraries Directory)

Dean of the Graduate School (University of Charleston, S.C.)
Godfrey A. Gibbison (Graduate School Directory)

Dean of the Honors College
Trisha F. Folds-Bennett (Honors College Directory)

Assistant Provost, Assistant Vice Presidents, and Directors

University Registrar and Assistant Provost
Mary Bergstrom (Office of the Registrar (RO) Directory)

Assistant Vice President for Research and the Director of the Office of Research and Grants Administration
Susan Anderson (Office of Reserach and Grants Administration (ORGA) Directory)

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Divya Bhati (Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Directory)

Director of Institutional Research
Michelle Smith (Institutional Research (IR) Directory)

Director Maymester and Summer Sessions
C. Michael Phillips (Office of Maymester and Summer Sessions Directory)

Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program
Garrett Milliken (Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUP) Directory)

Director of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center
Kristi Brian Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) Directory)

Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston
Bernard Powers (Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) Directory)

Director of Academic Assessment
Vacant (information forthcoming)

Faculty Coordinators, Speaker, and Marshall

Faculty Coordinator for e-Learning and Distance Education
Douglas Ferguson (Distance Education Directory)

Faculty Coordinator for General Education
Karen Smail (General Education Directory)

Speaker of the Faculty
Simon Lewis (Faculty Senate Directory

Faculty Marshall
Devon Hanahan (Commencement Information Directory)

Other Divisional Units

Academic Centers & Institutes

Nationally Competitive Awards and Post Graduate Scholarships & Fellowships (NCA) 

South Carolina Space Grant Consortium

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activites (URCA)

For additional information about the organizational structure of the Academic Affairs Division's departments and the faculty catalog, please visit Academic Personnel

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Academic Affairs Support Teams


Organizational Chart

Org Chart (see details above for list version of organization)