Office of the Provost

A Word from the Provost

Consider carefully your culture, your world. You will see that you are encouraged (and rewarded) to do two things with your life: get a good job and entertain yourself as you see fit. That is it, society’s current definition of what it means to be a human. We have been reduced to economic beings who when not earning money spend money.

At North Park University, we believe human lives are far more than this. . . . More

About the Provost

Dr. Michael Emerson and the provost team work with faculty, staff, and students to guide and support the academic excellence of North Park University. Dr. Emerson is a sociologist, urban studies expert, author, and nationally-sought-after speaker. He has authored or co-authored 15 books and monographs and over 60 journal articles and reports. He is considered one of the nation’s leading scholars on race relations and religion, and is a specialist in city development, urban sustainability, transportation, and urban livability. He has appeared on national television and radio, and has been often quoted in newspapers and magazines.

Provost Emerson’s Vitae

Share Your Thoughts with North Park

The Office of the Provost exists to help North Park Academics rise to ever increasing heights, functioning in ways that best serve our community and world. If you have a suggestion to help us achieve this goal, please share it with us.

Dr. Michael O. Emerson