The Provost and Senior 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. The provost is a member of the President's Council and leads both the Deans Council and the Academic Forum to develop academic policy and procedure. The provost also leads the accreditation effort through the Open Pathway program of the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Andrew Storer, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Andrew J. Storer is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan Technological University. Storer previously served as Dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.
Storer joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 2001 to teach and conduct research in the areas of forest insect ecology and forest health. Prior to becoming Dean in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, he held several administrative roles as Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of the University Honors Institute, Senator on the University Senate, Chair of the Graduate Faculty Council, and Chair of the Senate Curricular Policy Committee. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers, served as lead or Co-PI on over $12M of external research funding, and was major advisor to almost 30 graduate students. He has international experiences in research, academic program development, and development of exchange opportunities.
Storer earned his D.Phil in forest entomology from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and also holds an MA and a BA in Pure and Applied Biology from St. Annes College, Oxford. He worked for almost 10 years as a Research Entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has additional experience in research and teaching at University of Oxford (England), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and Merritt College in Oakland. His research interests include forest insect ecology, impacts of exotic species on forests, and interactions among fire, insects and disease in forested ecosystems.
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