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Dr. Stephanie J. Rowley Dr. Stephanie J. Rowley

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, Teachers College


Columbia University Teachers College has selected Dr. Stephanie J. Rowley to serve as its next Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean, and Provost, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. Rowley is a prominent education psychologist and multidisciplinary research administrator at the University of Michigan (U-M). A professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Dr. Rowley currently serves as associate vice president for research (social sciences and humanities), in U-M’s Office of Research. She previously chaired U-M’s Department of Psychology and its combined program in education and psychology.

In her role as a research administrator, she has ensured the participation of social scientists and humanists in key multidisciplinary university initiatives. One signature example is Mcity, a $26.5 million project in which the university is working with a consortium of 59 automotive and other companies to further develop autonomous vehicle technology and fully think through its long-term societal implications.

In her own scholarship, Dr. Rowley has explored how parents’ social experiences, attitudes, and beliefs influence the ways in which they socialize their children, and how that socialization process in turn affects children’s motivation in school.

Dr. Rowley received a bachelor’s degree in African American studies from the University of Michigan. She received a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia.

Sheryl Ash and Katie Rockman led this search with Joanna Cook.

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