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Michael Quick

Michael Quick

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

Dr. Michael Quick was appointed Provost on April 1, 2015. He also serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as Professor of Biological Sciences in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

As the university’s second-ranking administrator, he oversees the USC Dornsife College as well as the Keck School of Medicine of USC and 17 other professional schools, in addition to the divisions of student affairs, libraries, information technology services, research, student religious life and enrollment services. His strategic priorities for the university include tackling the “wicked problems” confronting the 21st Century, faculty and student access and opportunity, educational value and affordability, and global impact.

Dr. Quick received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University and studied as a post-doctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Before coming to USC in 2002, he was on the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His scholarship focuses on how therapeutic drugs and drugs of abuse such alter the signaling properties of nerve cells.

Dr. Quick previously served as Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, Vice Dean for Research and Executive Vice Dean of USC Dornsife, and Executive Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Senior Staff

Hortensia Amaro
Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives

Anthony Bailey
Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives

Daniela Bleichmar
Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Arts and Humanities

Andrea Hodge
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs

Ainsley Carry
Vice President for Student Affairs

Scott Fraser
Director of Science Initiatives

Elizabeth Graddy
Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Randolph Hall
Vice President of Research

Katharine Harrington
Vice President of Admissions and Planning

Martin Levine
Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost

Sally (Sarah) Pratt
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs

Camille Rich
Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Social Sciences

Larissa Rodriguez
Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Health and STEM

Robin Romans
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Varun Soni
Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, Dean of Religious Life

Mark Todd
Vice Provost for Academic Operations


Last updated: 12/22/2015