David Dauwalder

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

portrait of David Dauwalder

David Dauwalder is serving as UMBC’s interim provost for the 2023-24 academic year. The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs maintains our community’s academic integrity by providing broad oversight of all instruction and research programs to ensure their quality and advancement.

Before joining UMBC, Dr. Dauwalder served as provost at several institutions, including Central Connecticut State University, Woodbury University, University of New Haven, California State University, Stanislaus, and Central Washington University.

After earning his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in education from Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University, respectively, Dr. Dauwalder began his academic career as an assistant professor at Central Michigan University, and he served on the faculties at several universities before moving into academic administration while on the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to his provost roles, he has served as dean of the School of Business and Economics at Central Washington, interim dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, and interim president at Woodbury University.

Along the way, Dr. Dauwalder has led numerous accreditation and strategic planning processes, advanced student success initiatives, improved transparency and accountability of budget planning and tracking, increased support for research and creative activity, and in myriad ways advocated on behalf of faculty and embraced and advanced effective shared governance.

He is excited to join our community and partner in advancing our distinctive academic mission and vision as a model of inclusive excellence.

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