Message from the Provost

Welcome. I believe an effective Provost's office serves the faculty and students of a university. The Provost’s office at Georgetown strives to be transparent in its activities and seeks early and frequent input from faculty, students, and staff. Our office has the obligation to build an environment in which faculty can perform their best in scholarship, research and student engagement through teaching and mentoring, as well as one in which students are primed to become global lifelong learners, and thus global leaders.  

The Provost at Georgetown is chief academic officer and executive vice president of the main campus. Along with school deans and my team, we are responsible for the quality of the educational and research programs of Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, the McCourt School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School for Continuing Studies. In addition to academics and research, the office oversees the library, admissions, financial aid, the registrar, student affairs and other supporting units.

I hope this site provides the information you seek. Please contact us if we can provide any additional information.


Provost's Blog

  • Quality in Organic Data
    July 29, 2015
    As social scientists increasingly encounter new data resources, especially those in the so-called “big data” realm, they’re finding a new challenge to identifying the proper quality framework to use. For some years, much of empirical social science was guided by a framework of inference from a sample-based data set to a large well-defined population. The […]
  • Data, Trust, Verification
    July 22, 2015
    Each day, we seem to be inundated with two types of media stories simultaneously — 1) how “big data” will usher in a world of heightened convenience and efficiency for all and 2) how relentless tracking of our personal information threatens our autonomy as human beings. In prior decades, much of our collective understanding of […]
  • Intent of the Communicator, Comprehension by the Listener
    July 15, 2015
    The University of California (UC) has issued some guidance attempting to ameliorate the bad feelings generated among students of color and other groups when various statements or actions occur by those outside these groups. These kinds of behaviors were often mentioned in the Georgetown students’ Twitter campaign (see #BBGU, #BAGU, #BLGU, and others). The guidance […]