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

Carey D. Balaban

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

David N. DeJong

Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management

Laurie J. Kirsch

Vice Provost for Faculty Development

Juan J. Manfredi

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Mark S. Redfern

Vice Provost for Research

Alberta M. Sbragia

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Don Shields

Associate Vice Provost for Research Initiatives

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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