UMW Welcomes Jonathan Levin as New Provost

Jonathan Levin, formerly of Drew University, has started work as the University of Mary Washington’s provost.

Jonathan Levin

Levin has spent more than 20 years in higher education, including nearly a decade as an administrator. Most recently, he served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University in Madison, N.J.

I am very excited to be joining such a vibrant, highly regarded academic community,” Levin said. “I look forward to working with students, faculty and staff to further enhance and bring distinction to Mary Washington.”

As the chief academic officer at UMW, Levin will be responsible for oversight of all academic programs, academic planning and budgets and faculty matters. Working with the deans and the faculty, the provost provides leadership of major university initiatives in teaching, research and creative activities and has responsibility for all university educational and academic policies. He also will oversee enrollment management.

Prior to Drew, Levin held administrative and faculty positions at State University of New York at Purchase, Fordham University and Columbia University. Levin earned a bachelor of arts in English and French from the University of Michigan, a master of arts in English from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University.

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News release prepared by: Brynn Boyer            

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.