As the chief academic officer of the University, the Provost is a member of the Executive Team and reports directly to the President. Dr. Isiaah Crawford begins his fifth year as Provost of Seattle University.
From 2004 to 2008, Crawford served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago where he was also a faculty member in the psychology department. He taught clinical psychology since 1987 and was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004, after serving as interim dean in 2003.
Crawford earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1987. He is the board director alternate of the American Conference of Academic Deans and is the former president of the Clinical Psychologists Licensing & Disciplinary Board of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Crawford has published more than 40 professional papers and has co-edited a book. His work has been nationally recognized with several awards, including two from the American Psychological Association.
The Provost has responsibility for all academic planning and budgeting; effective leadership of the Deans' Council including support of the Deans in meeting their college/school and university development goals; recruitment and development of faculty and support of teaching, research, and service activities of the faculty; faculty governance; program development and promotion; and recruitment of a talented and diverse student body.
Reporting directly to the Provost are the Deans of the eight schools and colleges, the University Librarian and the Associate Provosts for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services.