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.
Please consider joining your colleagues for the first Summer Institute for Intercultural Professional Development and Pedagogy, June 15 and 16, at the Graylyn International Conference Center. This 2-day retreat, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is intended for faculty and staff across the Reynolda campus who are interested in better understanding campus climate concerns, […]
Joe Cassidy has been named as the inaugural executive director for campus fitness and recreation. He joins the University’s staff April 11. “The position was created, in part, to provide leadership to make the renovated Reynolds Gym a world-class recreation center and hub for wellbeing on campus,” announced Penny Rue, vice president for campus life. […]
Counseling professor Sam Gladding, whose dozens of books about counseling are read worldwide, is focused now on a topic very close to home and his heart—Wake Forest University and its history. Recently, he completed a nine-year project to write “The History of Wake Forest University: Volume 6.” The book tells the story of the University […]
Jonathan McElderry has been named assistant dean of students and director of the University’s Intercultural Center, formerly known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs. McElderry, who will join Wake Forest on June 1, is the director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and interim coordinator in the Office of Greek Life at the University of […]
Dear Faculty and Staff, The Wake Forest University Arts Council campaign begins March 14th, and will continue through April 15th. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County continues to become more engaged with the community by asking the community to become more engaged with them. The theme for 2016 is “Join Us at the Table,” with […]
Nominations are now being accepted for the appointment of a new Wake Forest University Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR). This is an appointment of a faculty member made by the President for a term of four years and in its broadest sense, provides a faculty viewpoint in the administration of intercollegiate athletic programs. The FAR reports […]
Wake Forest University announced today that new academic programs in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering will anchor the University’s undergraduate presence, referred to as Wake Downtown, in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter beginning in 2017. Last fall, Wake Forest announced plans to lease space in the rehabilitated former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company 60 series building in the […]
Why will we be extending the Reynolda Campus to include Building 60 in Innovation Quarter? The University was presented with a unique opportunity to design space in an old Reynolds Tobacco building (Building 60) for classrooms, teaching labs, and research labs that provide next-generation facilities and innovative Reynolda/Medical School faculty partnerships at more modest costs. […]
The Interdisciplinary PLACe (Performance and the Liberal Arts Center) is offering up to five faculty fellowships in amounts up to $3000 this summer for work on performance projects with an interdisciplinary focus. Perhaps you’re developing a dance, writing a play, composing music, or doing other preparation for an interdisciplinary performance outside your normal university responsibilities. […]
The following School of Business faculty have been recognized recently for their achievements: Assistant Professor of Accounting Andrea Kelton received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Accounting Information Systems Midyear Meeting held January 22-23. The award was for a paper she co-authored with Robin Pennington at N.C. State entitled “If you tweet, they will […]
In March, the Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center offices will begin renovations to increase the size and visibility of their spaces. The decision to expand the centers is a result of ongoing conversation between senior administrators and students, faculty and staff around how best to create an equitable environment that meets the needs […]
On Monday, February 29, the Office of the Provost and the Committee on Academic Planning jointly invite you to a forum to discuss plans for academic programs, logistics from transportation to security, and timelines. This forum is open to all faculty and staff; a separate forum for students will be held in March. We look forward […]
Beth Hopkins, director of outreach and professor of practice in the School of Law, was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of her efforts for human and civil rights on Jan. 18 at the Benton Convention Center. Since 1981, an observance has been held annually at noon to […]
88.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest, recently announced programming changes, slated to begin in February. Included in these changes is combining the Triad Arts and News teams into one unit. WFDD News Director Emily McCord said that bringing the Triad Arts staff into the News Department will allow more flexibility in […]
Faculty HighlightEranda JayawickremeAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before? Beginning to Address a Foundational Question Through Deep Intergration” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Faculty HighlightJeffrey KatulaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health and Exercise Science
Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “HELP PD II” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).