A search committee has been formed to identify the next Vice Provost for Research, Scholarly Inquiry and Creative Activity. Provost Michele Gillespie has initiated a national search, partnering with executive search firm WittKieffer.

Vice Provost Search Committee Members 

  • Michele Gillespie (Chair), Provost & Presidential Endowed Chair of Southern History
  • Grey Ballard, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Kristen Beavers, Associate Professor of Health & Exercise Science 
  • Rob Eastman-Mullins, Professor of Design & Production
  • Sarah Esstman, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Will Fleeson, Hultquist Family Professor of Psychology
  • Hannah Inzko, Executive Director of Academic Technology
  • Amol Joshi, Bern Beatty Fellow & Associate Professor of Strategic Management
  • Jackie Krasas, Dean of the College & Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • John Lukesh, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Mark Petersen, Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • Jessica Richard, Associate Professor of English 
  • Keith Robinson, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Law

Sam Perrotta (‘12), chief of staff in the Provost’s Office will staff the committee. 

Should you wish to share input with the committee directly, please email comments to Sam Perrotta. Candidate nominations may be sent to WFVPRSICA@wittkieffer.com.

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All Wake Forest faculty are invited to participate in the following listening sessions focused on the search for the University’s next Vice Provost for Research, Scholarly Inquiry and Creative Activity. There will be one virtual and one in-person listening session in order to gather feedback that will better inform the search process.

Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. (ZOOM)Use this link to participate

Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. – ZSR Library Auditorium