Division of Academic Affairs

The responsibility of the Provost is to provide academic vision and leadership. The Office of the Provost oversees academic programming including curriculum management; divisional budgets; and faculty and staff personnel matters including recruitment, promotion, and tenure. 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 Registrar, Academic Experience, International Programs, Undergraduate Research, Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Academic Assessment report under 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 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

Suzanne Austin

Faculty Affairs
Deanna Caveny, Associate Provost

Academic and International Programs
Mark P. Del Mastro, Associate Provost

Office Personnel

Academic Schools

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. 

School of the Arts 
Edward Hart, Dean

School of Business 
Alan Shao, Dean

School of Education, Health, and Human Performance 
Frances C. Welch, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
H. Gibbs Knotts, Dean

School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Timothy Johnson, Dean

School of Sciences and Mathematics
Sebastian van Delden, Dean

College of Charleston Libraries
John White, Dean

Honors College 
Beth Meyer-Bernstein, Dean

Graduate School
Kameelah Martin, Dean 

Faculty & Academic Affairs Staff

All faculty and staff contact information may be found in the College of Charleston directory. Use the filter feature to sort by department, school, name, or title. To download an official faculty roster, please submit a request through the Office of Institutional Research. 

Faculty Governance

At the heart of the collegial governance system at the College of Charleston, the Faculty Senate is the primary legislative body of College faculty. The senate makes recommendations on any matter under its purview to the president of the College.

Faculty Senate
Simon Lewis, Speaker of the Faculty

Academic Centers, Offices, and Institutes

The College of Charleston provides provides students with educationally purposeful opportunities that lead to deep learning, integrated social and intellectual development, and engagement with local and global communities. We are also proud to be a catalyst for innovation, economic development and cultural understanding in the region. Much of our work is accomplished through specialized academic offices, interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers. 

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Divisional Organizational Chart


Academic Affairs Organizational Chart (text version is above)


Institutional Org Chart

CofC Organizational Chart

*Please defer to the Office of the President for updates. This organizational chart is subject to change. The Board of Trustees is not displayed.