UW-Green Bay Prof. Gregory Davis has been named the University’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. He will assume his new duties June 1.
Davis, recent chair of the Natural and Applied Sciences academic program, was selected following an internal search. He will succeed outgoing Associate Provost Andrew Kersten, who is assuming a new position as dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho.
In his new role Davis will be responsible for coordinating and integrating activities that promote an enriching academic experience for students, and for providing administrative leadership for programs and services that support student learning and instruction. The Associate Provost plays a role in oversight of academic program review implementation and curriculum development processes; assessment and testing services; faculty and staff development; institutional accreditation; institutional research; inter-institutional academic agreements; and international education programs. As director of Graduate Studies, the responsibilities include graduate program budget, staffing, coordination of curriculum planning and strategic development of new programs. Davis will report to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Julia Wallace and serves on the Provost’s Administrative Council.
“I know Professor Davis to be a collaborative leader, a creative thinker and a strong advocate for faculty and staff development and student success,” Wallace said. “His experience in a wide variety of University activities makes him well-suited for this position. I look forward to working with him.”
Davis is the Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Sciences at UW-Green Bay. He has taught at the University since 1987, responsible for a wide variety of courses in math and environmental sciences and the development of a number of new courses. His awards and honors include UW-Green Bay Founders Association award for Institutional Development (2010) and UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholar for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Throughout his career, Davis has maintained a strong record of service at UW-Green Bay, including as a member of Faculty Senate, various search and screen committees and in advisory and mentorship roles.