Winn named interim associate provost

AUBURN – Professor Emmett Winn of the College of Liberal Arts has been named Auburn University’s interim associate provost, as announced today by Mary Ellen Mazey, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Dr. Winn brings experience as a former Auburn student, faculty member and administrator to the position of interim associate provost,” Mazey said. “He will assist me tremendously as we collaborate with the students, faculty and staff to implement Auburn University’s Strategic Plan.”

Winn will be responsible for administrative issues including faculty matters, programmatic review, overseeing the work of the Academic Honesty Committee, providing oversight to the Jule Collins Smith Museum, the Program for Students with Disabilities, Women’s Studies and English as a Second Language, and managing special projects. He most recently served as associate dean for curriculum and teaching and professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Communication and Journalism.

“I am pleased to be chosen as the interim associate provost,” Winn said. “I look forward to working with Provost Mazey, the University Senate, the faculty, students, staff and the administrators that make Auburn University great.”

Winn, who joined the Auburn faculty in 1997, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Auburn in 1990 and 1991, respectively. He earned a doctorate in communication in 1999 from the University of South Florida. Winn also has served as executive director of the Southern States Communication Association since 2005.

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