Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Michelle Piskulich was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Molloy Collge in Rockville Center, New York. She has been serving as senior associate provost at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Piskulich previously served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the master of public administration degree program, and chair of the department of political science, where she held a tenured faculty appointment.

Dr. Piskulich holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Binghamton University in New York.

Karyn Scissum Gunn was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Long Beach. Since 2017, she has been associate vice president in academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, Dr. Scissum Gunn spent over 20 years at Alabama State University in Montgomery where she served as professor, chair, dean, associate provost, and provost.

Dr. Scissum Gunn earned both her bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in cell biology from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Auburn University in Alabama.

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