Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost University of Richmond | Richmond, Virginia We are pleased to announce that the University of Richmond has selected Dr. Joan Saab to serve as its next Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, effective July 1, 2023.Saab joins Richmond from the University of Rochester, where she is the Susan B. Anthony Professor of Art History and currently serves as Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. In her more than 20 years at Rochester, she has also served as Director of the graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. Saab is an experienced administrator and distinguished art history and visual culture scholar, and her areas of teaching and research include 19th- and 20th-century American visual cultural studies, American cultural history, public culture and community studies, and sensory history. The recipient of numerous teaching, research, and grant awards, Saab’s accomplishments include funding from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Getty Research Center at UCLA, as well a University of Rochester Provost’s Research Grant. Saab earned her undergraduate degree in English and art history from Tufts University, her master’s in American Civilization with a concentration on material culture and museum studies from The George Washington University, and her PhD in American Studies at New York University.For more information, please refer to the press release here. Kate Barry led this search with Elizabeth Weithman.