Provost Kathryn Morris
Provost Kathryn Morris is Butler University's vice president for academic affairs. In this role she:
- Serves as the chief academic officer of the University.
- Works with the Faculty Senate, college deans, and associate provosts to provide oversight, development, and delivery of the educational policies and work of the University.
- Acts on faculty appointments and oversees tenure and promotion processes.
- Directs allocation of resources to colleges, the libraries, and academic support units.
- Supports faculty development and engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activities.
- Supports student success through oversight of Student Academic Affairs.
- Provides oversight of study-abroad opportunities for faculty and students.
About Provost Morris
Kathryn Morris was appointed as Butler University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in December 2012. She joined the Butler faculty in 1996 and served from 2007–2011 as chair of the Psychology Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she is professor of psychology.
Morris earned her bachelor of arts from Gettysburg College and both her master of arts and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics. Morris is a charter member and the first president of Butler's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and has received numerous honors and awards during her time at Butler. Within her professional organizations, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Morris has done considerable work to develop and improve mentoring programs, empower teachers, and develop collaboration among teachers.