Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Timothy R. Austin began serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 15, 2013.
Prior to joining Duquesne, Austin served as vice president for academic affairs and dean at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as professor and chair of English at Loyola University Chicago, where he also served as director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistic Studies.
A recognized expert in linguistic stylistics, Austin has authored various books and scholarly articles, and has presented numerous papers. His work has appeared in the Journal of Literary Semantics, the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics and the Journal of College and Character. Austin has reviewed programs at various schools as a member of accreditation teams for the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He served a term on the Board of Trustees for Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, for which he chaired the Academic Affairs Committee.
A native of Tonbridge, England, Austin earned his master's degree in English language and literature from Oxford University's Lincoln College and his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.