Academic Leadership

Providing strategic direction in the areas of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The Office of the Provost at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota promotes the continuous advancement of scholarship, learning, and teaching. Our academic leadership collaborates to oversee all academic activities of the university, including: academic planning and budgeting; faculty and academic staff recruitment, development and advancement of faculty; program evaluation; assessment of student learning; processes governing academic standards and policies; and academic support services.

The Office of the Provost serves the students and faculty of the university, and welcomes any questions or concerns you may have.

Annual Report

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota encountered an unprecedented year with the global health crisis caused by COVID-19. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, we have worked together and by association under pandemic conditions. Despite the challenges caused by the crisis, we were guided by a solid strategic plan, approved by the board in October 2019. We also pledged as a community to remain “steadfast and resilient” throughout these difficult times. Because we stayed true to our plan and remained animated by our Lasallian spirit, we made significant progress and delivered the quality education for which our university is known. As an academic team, we accomplished much. Read more in our 2020-21 Provost's Annual Report. 

2021-2022 PDF Download

Academic Officers

Interim Provost and Dean of Faculties
Matthew Gerlach, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs
Matthew Nowakowski, MBA, Ed.​D.​

Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Programs
Andrea Carroll-Glover

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Timothy Albers


Dean of Business and Technology
Michelle Wieser, Ph.D.

Dean of Education
Michael Lovorn, Ph.D.

Dean of Health and Human Services
Amy Heinz, O.T.D.

Dean of the John C. Parmer School of the Sciences
Dean of Arts and Humanities

Darren Row, Ph.D.