Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost facilitates the College’s academic mission as a learning-centered institution. Academic Affairs at Albion College includes the following: faculty personnel and faculty development, academic programs, academic standards, student academic support, the libraries, the School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement, career services, and international and off-campus programs. The Office of the Provost also partners with the faculty to promote ongoing innovation in the curriculum of the College.

Academic Affairs Staff 2021 – 2022

Academic Affairs is located on the second floor of the Ferguson Building. Have a question? Contact Academic Affairs.

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  • Ron Mourad
    Provost
    Professor of Religious Studies
  • Heather Betz
    Dean of Curriculum
    Associate Professor in Kinesiology
  • Thomas Wilch
    Dean of Faculty
    Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Luann Shepherd
    Executive Assistant to the Provost

Faculty Development

Learn about your colleague's recent and upcoming publications, presentations, grants and awards.

Joseph Ho Published in Education About Asia Joseph Ho (History) has been invited to serve as an external faculty reviewer for Calvin University’s Asian Studies Program. Joseph’s article, “Facing History: Strategies for Teaching Chinese and World History with Memoirs,” co-authored with Kristin Stapleton (Professor of History, University at Buffalo, SUNY), has been published in the Fall 2020 issue of Education About Asia. – November 2020

Meghan Farley Webb Publishes Article on Public Health Messaging in Guatemala Meghan Farley Webb (Anthropology) recently published the article “Guatemala’s Public Health Messaging in Mayan Languages during the COVID-19 Pandemic” with her co-author Miguel Cuj. The article, which examines government and community responses to the need to translate health messaging into Mayan languages, appears in a special issue of the Journal of Indigenous Social Development. – November 2020

Abigail Cahill Co-Authored Article in Press at Molecular Ecology Abigail Cahill (Biology): Pearman, J.K., G. Chust, E. Aylagas, E. Villarino, J.R. Watson, A. Chenuil, A. Borja, A.E. Cahill, L. Carugati, R. Danovaro, R. David, X. Irigoien, S. Moncheva, N. Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, M.C. Uyarra, and S. Carvalho. Pan-regional marine benthic cryptobiome biodiversity patterns revealed by metabarcoding Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures. In press at Molecular Ecology. – November 2020

Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi Presents 'Documenting Africa' Project in Webinar Drs. Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Art & Art History) and Mary Anne Lewis Cusato (Assoc. Prof. of French & Francophone Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University) presented their paper and GLCA-funded project (2018), “Documenting Africa: Digitally Storytelling African Cultures through Space and Time,” at the Florida Digital Humanities Webinar Series on November 6. The presentation included an interactive tour of their “Documenting Africa” website and student projects that contribute new understandings of African art and literature and challenge misrepresentations of the continent. – November 2020

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