John Carroll University President Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., recently announced the promotion of John T. Day, Ph.D., to Provost and Academic Vice President. Day has served as the University’s Academic Vice President since 2008. He arrived at John Carroll from Roanoke College (Salem, Virginia), where he was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.
Day’s expanded duties as Provost include a greater role in promoting and implementing comprehensive student learning initiatives, managing the academic budget, and attracting exemplary higher education talent for key faculty positions.
Highlighting the impact of Day’s academic planning success, Father Niehoff stated, “under John’s leadership, we have collaborated with faculty to develop six new academic programs, acquired grants in strategic areas for the University, and successfully conducted two academic dean searches. As we move forward, I have every confidence that John’s commitment to Jesuit educational values will make John Carroll even stronger in learning, leadership, and service.”
While at John Carroll, Day has served as the lead investigator of the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship application team, whose efforts resulted in a prestigious grant, which he continues to oversee. The three-year grant develops an innovative approach to teacher preparation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Day holds several professional leadership positions. He serves as Chair of the Chief Academic Officers Task Force of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and is the Delegate-at-Large for the Council On Undergraduate Research (CUR). He is also a member of the Chief Academic Officers Executive Committee of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).
At John Carroll, Day continues his passion and commitment to teaching. He is currently teaching a course in the Department of English.
Day is a summa cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed a doctorate in English and American Literature at Harvard University where he also taught in the Expository Writing program.