Nina Mikhalevsky has been named provost at the University of Mary Washington, effective July 1, 2017. She has worked at the University since 2006 and currently is serving as acting provost.
President Troy D. Paino announced Mikhalevsky’s appointment today, March 31, in an email message to the UMW community. Paino cited her proven administrative capability and commitment to Mary Washington.
“Nina Mikhalevsky is an extraordinary academic leader who has demonstrated a deep commitment to the public liberal arts and sciences mission of UMW,” said Paino. “I am pleased to have her as an energetic and visionary member of my leadership team.”
As provost, Mikhalevsky will serve as the University’s chief academic officer, responsible for oversight of all academic programs, 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.
Mikhalevsky has served in a variety of administrative positions at UMW, including vice president for strategy and policy and interim dean of the College of Education. Prior to coming to Mary Washington, she was assistant dean for academic programs and planning at The George Washington University. She also held a number of other significant administrative and leadership roles at GWU.
A gifted and highly recognized teacher and scholar, Mikhalevsky holds a tenured position as professor of philosophy at UMW. She earned a doctorate and master’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University, as well as a bachelor’s in philosophy from Boston University. Named the Ambassador John M. Steeves Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mikhalevsky also was awarded a teaching fellowship and a university fellowship at Georgetown. She is the recipient of the Elizabeth J. Somers Award for Outstanding Leadership in Women’s Education from Mount Vernon College. Mikhalevsky is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the American Society for Aesthetics.
Mikhalevsky’s areas of academic expertise and research include aesthetics, ethics and political theory, as well as women in STEM, women’s education and pedagogy, and the history of women’s education.