Winn appointed associate provost at Auburn University

AUBURN – Following an internal campus search, Auburn University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Ellen Mazey has announced the appointment of J. Emmett Winn as associate provost.

Winn had served as interim associate provost for five months, following the departure of Sharon Gaber to be provost at the University of Arkansas. As associate provost, Winn is responsible for faculty hiring and personnel issues as well as issues related to academic policies and procedures. Reporting directly to him are the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Graduate School, the Office of Information Technology, the English as a Second Language Program and the Office of International Education.

“Dr. Winn has performed admirably in an interim capacity and I am sure he will continue to serve Auburn well as associate provost,” said Mazey.

“I would like to thank the other candidates, as well,” she said. “I was very impressed with the quality of candidates on campus for this position; it is good to know that when the need arises, we have a number of highly qualified individuals who are willing to step forward and offer their services.”

Previously, Winn was the associate dean for curriculum and teaching in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. An Auburn faculty member since 1997, he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, which he represented in the University Senate from 2001-04.

He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of South Florida and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Auburn.

Winn has published several articles in international, national and regional journals. He authored “The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema” in 2007 and co-edited “Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting” in 2005.

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