Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Provost at the University of Georgia

UGA-University-of-Georgia-1785-seal-variantThe University of Georgia has announced the selection of four finalists for the position of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Over the next couple of weeks the four candidates will all visit the Athens campus for interviews and public forums. Two of the four finalists are women.

WhittenPamela S. Whitten is dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. She is also a professor in the department of telecommunication, information studies and media. She is a leading researcher in the field of telemedicine.

Dr. Whitten is a magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans. She earned a master degree in communication from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Kansas.

_MG_1235Kimberly Andrews Espy is vice president of research and innovation and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Oregon. She also serves as professor of psychology and director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. Before coming to the University of Oregon, she was the Charles Bessey Professor and served as associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, she was tenured faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Professor Espy is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Houston.


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