Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts Lowell
In her current role, Julie oversees undergraduate education and faculty support at the University, including curriculum, accreditation, and pedagogy. Prior to serving as vice provost, she served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; as Honors Director; and as Gender Studies Director. She is a passionate advocate for the value of public higher education, having received all of her degrees from state institutions. A committed champion of open access to college, Julie has created programs to support at-risk and first-generation college students, ensuring that they receive the same opportunities that she did, and she has become an invited speaker at regional and national workshops on student success and higher ed leadership.