Saint Joseph’s University is committed to its Jesuit mission through the vigorous pursuit of truth, driven by innovative pedagogy and supported by accomplished research and scholarship. We prepare our students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century through a variety of learning environments in order to prepare them for the life-long practice of engaged citizenship in service to the common good.

The Office of the Provost oversees Academic Affairs, including Faculty and Academic Support, Assessment and Strategic Planning and Student Life, each area supported by an Associate Provost. From matriculation to graduation, the Provost’s staff works to enhance every aspect of a student’s experience at Saint Joseph’s University.

Provost BioJames Carter, PhD

James Carter, PhD, is currently Saint Joseph’s interim provost. He previously was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Carter has been a member of Saint Joseph’s faculty since 1999 and is a leading and celebrated scholar on China’s modern history, having published three books on related topics and dozens of articles. Dr. Carter’s affiliation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program brought the annual China Town Hall to our campus in recent years and featured leaders such as the U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke and President Jimmy Carter.

At Saint Joseph’s, Dr. Carter’s excellence in teaching, research and service has been recognized by merit awards in all categories — most notably he was the 2015 recipient of the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research. He has served the University well as the chair of the history department and the director of the international relations program.

Dr. Carter earned both his MA and MPhil degrees from Yale University after receiving his bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond. He is currently working on his fourth book.

Office of the Provost

  • James Carter, PhD, Interim Provost
  • Peter C. Norberg, PhD, Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Academic
  • Janée Burkhalter, PhD, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Ross Radish, JD, Vice President, Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Melissa McClory, Director for Faculty Affairs
  • Jill Dougherty Cleary, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Emily Carlin, Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost