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University appoints new deputy provost

Teri Shearer, an associate professor at Smith School of Business, has been appointed deputy provost, effective Jan. 1, 2016. 

[Teri Shearer]
Teri Shearer, an associate professor at Smith School of Business, has been appointed deputy provost.

Dr. Shearer, currently the associate dean of faculty at Smith School of Business, replaces Laeeque Daneshmend, who is returning to his faculty position as a professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

“Dr. Shearer brings extensive academic and administrative experience to this role,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “I would also like to thank Dr. Daneshmend for his dedication and commitment to the position over the past three years.”

As the deputy provost, Dr. Shearer will work closely with Queen’s senior management team to advance the academic, operational, and budgetary goals of the university. Among her responsibilities, Dr. Shearer will play a leadership role, on behalf of the provost, in overseeing academic appointments.

Throughout her time at Queen’s, Dr. Shearer has been actively involved in the administration at the school of business, most recently as associate dean. She also served as chair of the school’s faculty board and chair of the academic appeals committee from 2008-2012, and she has been active on numerous other committees. Additionally, she has represented the school of business on Senate, and is a past chair of both the Senate Budget Review Committee and the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures.

Dr. Shearer joined Queen’s in 1996 after completing her PhD at the University of Iowa. Her research interests centre on the social and behavioural consequences of accounting practices, and she has published in some of the top journals in her field.