Office of the Provost

Who We Are

The Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor is Pitt’s chief academic officer and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the University's academic vision. The Office of the Provost is responsible for general oversight of academic affairs, including education, research, and faculty and student life. The scope of our efforts encompasses research, academic affairs, graduate studies, faculty affairs, student affairs, academic planning, resource management, and strategic and program development. Through senior staff leadership, staff orientation to service, and extensive university-wide committee work, we serve to initiate, support, develop, and promote university advancement in these areas.

Patricia E. Beeson

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Michelle L. Amato

Assistant Provost

Kenyon R. Bonner

Vice Provost and Dean of Students

David N. DeJong

Executive Vice Provost

George A. Huber

Vice Provost for Research Conduct and Compliance

Laurie J. Kirsch

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity

Juan J. Manfredi

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Mark S. Redfern

Vice Provost for Research

Alberta M. Sbragia

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Donald C. Shields

Associate Vice Provost for Research Initiatives

Nancy H. Tannery

Assistant Provost

Nathan Urban

Vice Provost for Special Projects

Steve Wisniewski

Vice Provost for Data and Information

Jennifer E. Woodward

Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations


James V. Maher

Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Senior Science Advisor, Provost Emeritus

Robert F. Pack 

Vice Provost Emeritus



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