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The provost's office supports senior level searches for academic deans and vice presidents.
The provost's office provides support and oversight to searches for deans and academic vice presidents.  Information on current searches, candidates, and campus and community participation in the search process can be found here.

Current Search News:

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Three finalists have been selected to visit the Blacksburg campus to interview for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.  As part of the interview and selection process, all members of the campus community are invited to attend the open forum sessions to meet these outstanding candidates as they present on "Opportunities in Education, Research, and Practice for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech."  The open forum presentations will also be broadcast live via AdobeConnect for remote participants, and recordings of the sessions will be available online following each presentation.  An informal reception will also be held following each open forum.

 

    Dr. Cristina Della Coletta

 

Dr. Cristina Della Coletta - Interviewing March 20-21, 2014

Cristina Della Coletta is the associate dean of Humanities and the Arts for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She has been a faculty member in Italian at the University of Virginia since 1992, and she has served as director of the Undergraduate Program in Italian and associate chair of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, in addition to holding a number of other academic leadership roles within the college and university.  She received a master's degree in Italian from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Cristina Della Coletta Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: Click here to listen to the open forum presentation session from March 20. 

Following the Open Forum, please click here to access the online feedback survey.

    Dr. Janet Murray

 

Dr. Janet Murray - Interviewing March 25-26, 2014

Janet Murray is associate dean for research in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and Ivan Allen College Dean's Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Since joining Georgia Tech in 1999, she has held numerous service and leadership roles, including serving as the founding director of the eTV Lab and director of the graduate program in digital media. Prior to her appointment at Georgia Tech, she spent 28 years in faculty and research roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language, both from Harvard University.

Dr. Janet Muray Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: Click here to listen to the open forum presentation session from March 25.

Following the Open Forum, please click here to access the online feedback survey.

    Dr. Elizabeth Spiller

 

Dr. Elizabeth Spiller - Interviewing March 31-April 1, 2014

Elizabeth Spiller is associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. A faculty member in the Department of English since 2007, she has also held a number of academic leadership roles at Florida State, including associate chair of the Department of English, director of the History of Text Technologies Program, and chair of the university's Extraordinary Achievements Faculty Award Committee. Before joining Florida State University, she held faculty and leadership positions at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University. She holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in English and American Language and Literature, both from Harvard University.

Dr. Elizabeth Spiller Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: Click here to listen to the open forum presentation session from March 31.

Following the Open Forum, please click here to access the online feedback survey.

 

  



Earlier this year:

Vice President for the National Capital Region

Dr. Steven McKnight has been appointed Vice President for the National Capital Region effective March 1, 2014.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Dr. Rachel L. Holloway has been appointed Vice President for Undergraduate Academic Affairs effective September 10.

Dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Cyril Clarke has been appointed as the new Dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, effective October 1.