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Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Timothy R. Austin began serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 15, 2013.

Prior to joining Duquesne, Austin served as vice president for academic affairs and dean at the College of the Holy Cross. In addition, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University as well as professor and chair of English at Loyola University Chicago, where he also served as director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistic Studies.

A recognized expert in linguistic stylistics, Austin has authored various books and scholarly articles, and has presented numerous papers. His work has appeared in the Journal of Literary Semantics, the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics and the Journal of College and CharacterAustin has reviewed programs at various schools as a member of accreditation teams for the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He is a member of the Saint Anselm College Board of Trustees, for which he chairs the Academic Affairs Committee.

A native of Tonbridge, England, Austin earned his master's degree in English language and literature from Oxford University's Lincoln College and his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.