219 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5066
(610) 330-5068

Other Titles

  • Professor of Mathematics


  • B.A. (University of Virginia), M.S. and Ph.D. (Cornell)

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and functions as a strategic partner to the President and Cabinet, with responsibility of maintaining a focus on the College’s mission and vision and significant budgetary and other authority in addition to general oversight of the academic program. The Provost participates in all promotion, tenure, and review decisions. The Provost has responsibility for allocating and reviewing course releases for members of the faculty and general oversight of academic spaces.

Consulting with the Dean of the Faculty, the Provost considers sabbatical and leave requests, determines faculty salary raises, appoints Department Heads and 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.

The Provost serves ex officio on the Faculty Academic Policy, Faculty Compensation, and the Promotion, Tenure, and Review committees.

The Provost reports to the President.

S. Abu Turab Rizvi will conclude his service as Provost as of June 30, 2019.
Read his message to the campus community here.