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June 16, 2020

Amey named interim associate provost for faculty and academic staff development

Marilyn Amey, professor of higher, adult and lifelong education and chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, has been appointed interim associate provost for faculty and academic staff development, effective July 1.

Amey will provide leadership for the Academic Advancement Network and succeeds Ann Austin, who has served in the position since last August.

“I am excited to be working with a strong team on issues of faculty and academic staff development during this important time at MSU,” Amey said.

Amey studies educational partnerships, particularly those of community colleges; leadership, including how leaders learn; postsecondary governance and administration; and faculty concerns, including interdisciplinary academic work. Her current work focuses on education partnerships, including a multi-year evaluation of institutions in an interdisciplinary consortium and mid-level academic and administrative leadership. Her areas of expertise are student affairs administration and higher, adult and lifelong education. Amey was appointed as the Dr. Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education in 2017. She received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.

Austin, University Distinguished Professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, has been holding the associate provost role in addition to her position as associate dean for research in the College of Education. She is also the primary investigator or co-PI of three major National Science Foundation grants and is co-chair of a five-year roundtable on systemic reform in STEM undergraduate education for the National Academy of Sciences.

Given Austin’s leadership role in the College of Education and her extensive research responsibilities, she requested to step away from the interim associate provost position as of this summer. She will continue as part of the AAN team with a reduced time commitment.

By: Cathy Burns