Message from the Provost

Welcome. The Provost at Georgetown is the chief academic officer of the main campus. The provost and his staff are responsible for the quality of the educational and research programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the School for Continuing Studies. The office oversees admissions, financial aid, the registrar, research administration, and offices of student affairs.

An effective provost office serves the faculty and students of a university. The provost’s office at Georgetown strives to be transparent in its activities and to seek early and frequent input from faculty, students, and staff. The provost’s office has the obligation to build an environment in which faculty can perform their best scholarship and research and engage students through teaching and mentoring, as well as one in which students become prepared for a world in which ongoing learning will be a requisite for leadership.

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Provost's Blog

  • Reflecting Back
    March 25, 2015
    I sometimes find myself in conversations with faculty job candidates or young faculty, launching their academic careers. I spend hours reading the tenure and promotion dossiers of faculty. I write reviews of faculty on other campuses. These events often force attention to the choices that all academics make during their careers. Sometimes I think about […]
  • Honoring Research
    March 18, 2015
    As President DeGioia has noted, a modern research university has goals of formation of the persons who are students; support for faculty research creating new knowledge, insights, and solutions to pressing problems; and finally, service to the common good in other ways (but often through the products of the first two goals). I am happy […]
  • The Campus at “Spring” Break
    March 11, 2015
    The campus takes on a completely different feel for the week of spring break. It’s quiet. The main walkways seem empty — no need to be vigilant to avoid being hit by walking texters. Indeed, there’s an eerie quiet. It reminds me of once walking in an amusement park before it opened. The whole purpose […]