Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Jeffrey Carlson is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Theology. As chief academic officer of the university, he has responsibility for all academic priorities and policies and strategic planning initiatives and for advancing the mission and major goals of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the president's cabinet and senior leadership team. He served as Dean of the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences for 15 years, and concurrently as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education for three years. He received a bachelor's degree in religious studies from DePaul University, and a master's in divinity and a PhD in theology from the University of Chicago. He serves on the board of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area and is Trustee Emeritus, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions. He has published in the areas of the historical Jesus and Christian faith, theological method, interfaith dialogue, integrative learning, and experiential learning. Recent publications include "Against Being Inclusive" (Liberal Education), "Building and Assessing a Culture of Interfaith Learning" (Diversity & Democracy), and "Do You Love Us? Higher Education as an Interfaith Conversation about the Good Life" in Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning and Purpose in the Multi-Faith Academy (2019, Oxford University Press).