J. Steven Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Vice Provost for Administration and Dean of Graduate Studies, is an ordinary professor of mechanical engineering. He supervises the administrators and staff in the Office of the Provost, including the Academic Budgets staff team. As Dean of Graduate Studies, he works collaboratively with faculty and administrators from CUA's 12 schools to enhance the academic quality of graduate programs, and provides leadership and support to the University's graduate mission, including the Office of Graduate Studies and online education. He handles all graduate academic appeals, and is the ex officio chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions of the Academic Senate.
Ralph Albano, M. Eng, M.B.A., Vice Provost for Sponsored Research, Research Compliance, and Technology Transfer, acts as the point of academic coordination for the submission of proposals for research support, acceptance of awards, administration of internal funding of research, coordination of University research and technology development and more. He works with the Division of Finance to implement efficiencies that directly impact on research operations.
Duilia de Mello, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Strategies, is an ordinary professor of physics. She is responsible for overseeing the University's international programs and intitatives, increasing the international presence of The Catholic University of America as a research institution, and supporting initiatives that engage faculty and students in experiences in research, teaching, and learning throughout the world. She supervises the Office of Global Strategies, which includes CUAbroad, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, and the Intensive English Program.
Bob Keith, M.B.A., Vice Provost for Strategic Expansion, is leading the University’s effort to provide a high quality Catholic University education to a new generation of opportunity-seeking learners in Tucson, AZ. In this capacity, he is responsible for designing, testing, and launching an innovative online and in-person hybrid delivery of our undergraduate business program, working in deep collaboration with the city’s business, education, civic and diocesan leadership.
Lynn Mayer, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Teaching and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, is an associate professor of social work. Her major responsibilities include overseeing the First-Year Experience program, University Honors Program, and the Center for Academic and Career Success. Dr. Mayer is leading the development of the university-wide core curriculum for undergraduates. She handles undergraduate academic appeals.
David P. Long, M.A., M.Phil., S.T.L., J.C.L., Assistant Provost, serves as the chief of academic operations. His major responsibilities include the day-to-day administration of the Office of the Provost, directing training for academic area administrative personnel, issuing University-wide communications on behalf of the Provost, conducting stragetic management analysis for operational effectiveness, assisting in academic area budgeting and planning, and crisis management.