John McCarthy assumed the office of Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2018, after serving as Acting and later Interim Provost since the previous July. As the chief academic officer of the campus, he provides leadership for the mission of the University in education, research, service, and the impact of UMass in the community and the state of Massachusetts.

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News & Announcements

  • September 7th, 2018

    Provost John McCarthy has begun the search for a new Isenberg Dean.  Laura Haas, Dean of the College of Information & Computer Sciences, and Carol Barr, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, have been named co-chairs of the search committee.  Candidate recommendations and applications are being received by Isaacson Miller, the search firm assisting the campus with the search.  The position profile provides information for nominations or applications. 

  • August 28th, 2018

    John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, has announced the appointments of two faculty members to positions supporting faculty success. Claire Hamilton, associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies, will become associate provost and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). Michelle Budig, professor of sociology, will become vice provost for faculty development. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.