Greetings site visitor! We in the Provost's Office are delighted to welcome you; come visit us here in 204 Reynolda Hall. Our most often-asked question is “just what IS a provost, anyway?” We've responded humorously in the video below.
More briefly: the provost is a university’s chief academic officer,working with the deans and President Hatch to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education on Wake Forest’s campus.
Eranda is a visiting scholar at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his Ph.D. in positive and political psychology. He subsequently served as the postdoctoral fellow for the Character Project—a multi-year interdisciplinary research initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation— where he worked with William Fleeson and R. Michael Furr. His research interests include the stability of personality and moral traits, questions of mental health and post-traumatic growth among war-affected populations in Rwanda and Sri Lanka, and the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of positive psychology.
Kristen Beavers, a visiting professor in health and exercise science, was recently featured in the Winston-Salem Journal after her manuscript was published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study found an increase in fat throughout the thigh is likely to contribute to mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults. Beavers received her B.S. in Human Biology, Health, and Society from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. She then obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before continuing her education at Baylor University to receive her Ph.D. in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.
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