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Jean Morrison

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

Jean Morrison is Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University. She provides leadership on the university's overall academic, budgetary and planning processes and has oversight of the university's academic programs, research enterprise, global programs and student recruiting and success. Prior to her appointment in 2011, Morrison served as Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC) where she had been a member of the faculty since 1988. At USC, she guided the Office of Undergraduate Programs, the USC Graduate School, the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Programs, and she was the founding Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program.

A professor of earth sciences, Morrison is a metamorphic petrologist whose research addresses how the earth's crust evolves over time. She has served as an editor of the Journal of Metamorphic Geology and associate editor of American Minerologist and the Geological Society of America Bulletin. Morrison was named Sigma Chi Professor of the Year and received Sigma Gamma Epsilon's Excellence in Teaching Award. She also received the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, the university's highest teaching honor.

Morrison received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1988; her M.S. from the University of Georgia in 1983; and her B.A. from Colgate University in 1980.


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