Two Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Provost Positions

Janice L. Nerger was named interim provost at Colorado State University. For the past 13 years, she has served as dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the university. Dr. Nerger joined the faculty at Colorado State in 1990. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and full professor in 2002. She is known for her research on human vision, in particular on the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying color perception.

Dr. Nerger earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She conducted postdoctoral research at NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

Lisa Long was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. Most recently, she served as acting president at Talladega College in Alabama. Earlier, Long was chair of the department of social work, interim dean of social sciences and education, and in August 2013 she assumed the duties as provost/and vice president of academic affairs.

Long is a graduate of Jacksonville State University in Alabama, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work. She earned a master of social work degree from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate at the Birmingham School of Law.

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