Provost and Vice President

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for the quality of Michigan Tech’s academic programs and its faculty. A member of the university's executive team and ex-officio on the University Senate, the provost leads the Deans Council and the Academic Forum, which includes all academic deans, chairs and directors, to develop academic policy and procedure. The provost also leads the accreditation effort through the Open Pathway program of the Higher Learning Commission.

From the Provost

Max Seel

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

M.S. (Dipl. Phys.), Physics

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Quantum Chemistry

Expertise: Computational solid state physics and quantum chemistry




Welcome! As Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, I work with a team of deans, chairs, directors, and faculty to promote excellence in teaching, expand Michigan Tech’s research, scholarly, and creative activities, and enhance campus diversity. Two points of pride are our Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, which has engaged us in developing high-quality interdisciplinary research and degree programs in the areas of sustainability, computation, energy and health; and our ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit, retain and promote women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Together we work to grow Michigan Tech as a premier technological research university of international stature, delivering education, new knowledge, and innovation for the needs of our technological world.