S. Abu Turab Rizvi

Professor of Economics

A.B. (Vassar), M.A., Ph.D. (New School for Social Research)
(610) 330-5066
(610) 330-5068 (fax)
219 Markle Hall

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and functions as a strategic partner to the President and Cabinet, with significant budgetary and other authority in addition to general oversight of the academic program. The Provost participates in all promotion, tenure, and review decisions.  Consulting with the Dean of Faculty, the Provost considers sabbatical and leave requests, determines faculty salary raises, appoints department heads and major program chairs, and reviews their annual reports. The Provost prioritizes and approves staffing requests in consultation with the Staffing Advisory subcommittee of the Faculty Academic Policy Committee. The Provost also represents the College in roles mandated in the Faculty Handbook, and names members and chairs of various appointed committees.


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Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Assists the faculty in becoming the best teachers they can be through examining the teaching-learning interaction and then considering how best to apply the appropriate pedagogical techniques in their classes.

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International and Off-Campus Education

Students can participate in programs abroad for a semester, over the summer, during a January or May Interim period, or for even shorter durations through various service-oriented programs.

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Research Support

Find information about Lafayette-funded programs for research by or with students, funding opportunities administered through the Academic Research Committee, as well as information about sponsored research.

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Office of the Provost
Lafayette College
219 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5070
(610) 330-5068 (fax)