The New Provost at Wayne State University

Winters_MargMargaret Winters was appointed provost at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has been serving as interim provost since April and has agreed to a two-year term as provost through July 2015. Before becoming interim provost, Dr. Winters served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic personnel. She has been on the faculty at Wayne State for 11 years and was the founding chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Previously, she served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for 25 years.

A native of New York City, Dr. Winters is a graduate of Brooklyn College. She holds a master’s degree in French from the University of California at Riverside and a Ph.D. in Romance philology from the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted postdoctoral research in linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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