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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

The provost is the University’s chief academic officer and is responsible for all educational programs and offerings, outside of the Seminary. Dr. Michael O. Emerson became North Park University’s provost in July 2015.

About the Provost

Dr. Michael Emerson and the provost team work with faculty, staff, and students to support academic excellence at North Park University. Dr. Emerson is a sociologist, urban studies expert, author, and speaker. He has authored or co-authored 15 books and monographs and over 60 journal articles and reports. Considered one of the nation’s leading scholars on race relations and religion, Dr. Emerson is also a specialist in city development, urban sustainability, transportation, and livability.

Provost Emerson’s Vitae

Definitions of Academic Goals

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.”

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Share Your Thoughts with North Park

The Office of the Provost exists to ensure that North Park Academics evolve 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.


Office of the Provost Staff

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