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Peter Starr

Welcome to the Office of the Provost at American University!

As a student-centered research university, AU is committed to advancing knowledge and preparing the next generation of leaders to effect positive change in our community and throughout the world. Our challenging academic programs, expert faculty and staff, and vibrant campus in the nation’s capital provide students with enriching educational experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As you navigate our website, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about our eight schools and colleges, our nationally and internationally recognized centers and institutes, and the many resources available to AU students online, on campus, and beyond.

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, alum, parent, friend, or neighbor, I hope that you will become actively engaged with American University. I welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact me at if I can support you in any way.

Peter Starr
Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer

About Acting Provost Peter Starr

The provost is the chief academic officer at American University and is responsible for the guiding vision and leadership of the university's academic affairs.

A complete list of units that report to the provost is available on the Provost Office Organizational Chart.

Read Provost's Biography

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A strategic planning initiative that looks to the institution's future and identifies groundbreaking areas.

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