Dr. John Su, interim chair and professor of English, has been named the new vice provost for academic affairs, Provost Dan Myers announced today. Su, who is in his second term as University Core of Common Studies director, will assume his new position on Jan. 1, 2016.
The vice provost for academic affairs is a recently redesigned position that will assume many of the duties formerly carried out by the vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching. Provost Myers announced this organizational shift in August.
“Dr. Su is not only a highly respected and enthusiastic teacher and scholar, but he has also shown tremendous leadership across various roles at the university,” Provost Myers said. “I have great confidence in his ability to promote excellence at all levels of Marquette’s academic experience.”
“I am honored to have this opportunity to work with colleagues across campus to promote academic excellence in light of our Catholic, Jesuit heritage and best practices at peer and aspirational institutions nationally.”
As director of the Core of Common Studies, Su worked to refine assessment procedures and readied the university for an extensive program review. Having taught more than 20 courses in the Department of English, the University Honors Program and several common core courses, his teaching reach extends to students in majors and disciplines across campus.
In 2014, Su received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. As a scholar of global Anglophone literatures, he has written two single-authored books and more than two dozen articles and reviews. As a colleague, Su has served on more than a dozen university-level committees and task forces.
The Provost’s Office organizational chart shows the areas that will report to Su.