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Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate Vice-Principal (International) positions filled

Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has announced an update on the leadership of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Associate Vice-Principal (International) portfolios. Over the next year, John Pierce will lead the teaching and learning portfolio, and Sandra den Otter will lead the international portfolio.

Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International)

Sandra den Otter has taken-up the position of Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International) for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. den Otter most recently served as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research), and the international portfolio will benefit from her proven leadership experience and expertise in research administration and graduate studies. She previously served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen’s from 2011 to 2016, leading award-winning initiatives to advance graduate student research achievement and new program development. As a professor in the Department of History, Dr. den Otter researches and teaches in the area of late 18th, 19th and 20th century Britain, colonialism, and post-colonialism. She has a particular expertise in the history of colonial legal cultures, ideas of social welfare and humanitarianism, and the history of the social sciences.

Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

Effective July 1, 2019, John Pierce will serve as Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) for a one-year term. Dr. Pierce previously served as Acting Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), and he has continued to lead academic integrity initiatives for the university over the last two years. Dr. Pierce brings to the Teaching and Learning portfolio extensive experience in developing and administering a range of academic programs, leadership experience in student advising, and developing policies on academic integrity. He is a past member of the Council of Ontario Universities Audit Committee, where his knowledge of both academic and student support services aids in reviewing the development of quality assurance in post-secondary education. An award-winning professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Dr. Pierce’s teaching and research interests include English Romantic poetry and late 18th and early 19th century fiction. Dr. Pierce previously served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science from 2001-2010 and 2012-13. He also held the position of Acting Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs, 2010-11.