Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs
World Languages and Cultures
Dr. Phyllis Peres is Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. As Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Peres works closely with all aspects of faculty policies, actions and contracts, mentorship and development, workload oversight, and faculty recognition and awards. She also holds overall supervision of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning. As Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Peres also has overall responsibility for the AU Career Center, including the Office of Merit Awards, as well as AU Abroad/Abroad at AU.
Dr. Peres holds tenure in World Languages and Cultures, and is a leading scholar of Portuguese, Brazilian, and African cultures. She directed National Endowment for the Humanitiies programs in Brazil, has held two Fulbright awards, and is past president of the American Portuguese Studies Association. Dr. Peres has published widely on Angolan, Cape Verdean, African-Brazilian, and Portuguese colonial and post-colonial literatures and cultures.
DegreesB.A. in English, City University of New York (Brooklyn College), M.A. in Comparative LIterature, University of Iowa, Ph.D. Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota
Favorite Spot on Campus:University Library
- Provost, Office of the
- Leonard - Lower Level
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