Office of the Provost

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  • Office of the Provost
    202-885-2127
    Fax: 202-885-2173
    provost@american.edu
    Leonard, Room Lower Level

    Bass, Scott A.
    Provost

Mailing Address

Provost Organizational Chart (text only)

This organizational chart shows the various entities in the Provost Office and what positions and responsibilities report to what entity.

The chart depicts the Provost's organization as follows:

Top center of the page: Provost (Scott A. Bass).

Below and to the right, and connected by a solid line, is the Executive Assistant (Maria Bueno).

Below and to the left, and connected by a solid line, is the Special Assistant to the Provost (Denise Wilkerson).

Below and to the left of the Special Assistant, and connected by a solid line to the Provost, are the main units of the Provost Office (including the six schools and colleges at American University). From left to right, they are:

Academic Affairs (Dean Mary Clark - Interim)
College of Arts & Sciences (Dean Peter Starr)
School of International Service (Dean James Goldgeier)
School of Public Affairs (Dean Barbara Romzek)
Kogod School of Business (Dean Erran Carmel - Interim)
School of Communication (Dean Jeffrey Rutenbeck)
Washington College of Law (Dean Claudio Grossman)
School of Professional & Extended Studies (Dean Carola Weil)
University Library (University Librarian Nancy Davenport)

Below the main units are the six main sub sections of the Provost Office.  They are connected by solid lines to the Provost, the same solid line from which the above entities sprout off of.  From left to right, they are:

Dean of Academic Affairs & Senior Vice Provost (DAA-SVP Mary Clark - Interim)
Vice Provost for Research/Dean of Graduate Studies (VPR-DGS Jonathan Tubman)
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (VP-UG Virginia Stallings)
Vice Provost for Academic Administration (VP-AA Violeta Ettle)
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment (VP-UE Sharon Alston)
Institutional Research & Assessment (Director-OIRA Karen Froslid-Jones)

Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs & Senior Vice Provost (DAA-SVP), and connected by a solid line below it, are: AU Abroad / Abroad at AU, the Career Center (including Merit Awards), and the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL).  Also reporting to the DAA-SVP, and connected by a dotted line below it, is the Faculty Senate. The DAA-SVP also has the following responsibilities, which are connected by solid lines below it: Faculty Development/Leadership Development, Faculty Personnel & Contracts, Faculty Manual Policies, Misconduct & Investigations, and Faculty Competitions & Awards.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of Graduate Studies (VPR-DGS), and connected by solid lines below it, are: the Office of Sponsored Programs, Research Compliance Manager, University-Wide Centers & Institutes and Graduate Program Directors.  The VP-GSR also has the following responsibilities, which are connected by solid lines below it: Intellectual Property Commercialization, and Faculty & Graduate Student Awards.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies (VP-UG), and connected by solid lines below it, are: University Honors Program, General Education Program, University College, Learning Communities, Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program, Advising Council (Undergraduate), University Retention, and 3-year BA Program. The VP-UG also has the following responsibilities, which are connected by solid lines below it: Upper Level Undergraduate Programs, New Student Orientation, and Community-based Learning and Research.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Administration (VP-AA), and connected by solid lines below it, are: the Registrar and AU Central. The VP-AA also has the following responsibilities, which are connected by solid lines below it: Budget, Administration, Staff & Personnel, Web & Tech Systems, Summer & Online Learning, and Business Outreach.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment (VP-UE), and connected by solid lines below it, are: Admissions & Welcome Center, Financial Aid, Administration & Fiscal Affairs, Enrollment Communications, Enrollment Marketing & Recruitment, and Systems.

The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (OIRA) has the following responsibilities, which are connected by solid lines below it: Data Analysis & Reports, Learning Assessment, Institutional Assessment, and Middle States Accreditation Liaison.