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 university's executive team and 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.
Dr. Andrew Storer, PhD
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Prior to his appointment as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Storer served as Dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University for the past four years.
Storer joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 2001 and rose to the rank of professor of forest insect ecology. In addition, he has served as director of the Honors Institute at Michigan Tech and director of graduate studies within the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. His areas of expertise include forest insect ecology, impacts of exotic species on forest ecosystems, interactions among fire, insects and disease in forests and urban forest health.
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. After almost 10 years as a Research Entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the faculty at Michigan Tech in 2001.