What We Do

The Office of the Provost, at its core, works to support and enhance Emory's academic excellence, which is expressed through teaching and mentoring, scholarship and research, and major initiatives such as One Emory, the university's 10-year strategic framework.

Key Initiatives

Student Flourishing

Emory’s Student Flourishing Initiative prepares students to define and achieve their own vision of success by educating them to see the world differently, to imagine what is beyond the horizon and create platforms, companies, programs, communities—whatever it might be—in creative and ethical ways.

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Arts and Humanistic Inquiry

The Emory Initiative for Arts and Humanistic Inquiry expands our commitment to the liberal arts at a critical juncture by recruiting outstanding humanistic and artistic scholars who are advancing our understanding of humanity and exploring the big questions of our times.

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AI.Humanity leverages Emory’s power to shape artificial intelligence and machine learning to benefit the human endeavor. Through a faculty hiring initiative, intensive community-building, and campus-wide educational opportunities, Emory is poised to lead a values-based data revolution.

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Enriching the Academic Environment

Emory is committed to inclusive faculty eminence. Towards this end, the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, participates in its Faculty Satisfaction Survey.

Learn about the faculty survey


What does a provost do?

As a college or university’s chief academic officer, a provost is responsible for creating and implementing its academic priorities and for the allocation of resources supporting those priorities. Working closely with the deans as well as the heads of related offices to provide the highest quality educational programs, a provost also ensures the recruitment, support, and retention of an outstanding, diverse faculty.


Emory’s provost

As Emory’s chief academic officer, Ravi V. Bellamkonda nurtures the intellectual life of the university to its fullest by engaging the community of faculty and students. By ensuring that Emory has the resources and strategic vision to embrace innovation and lead pathbreaking research across disciplines, Provost Bellamkonda makes it possible for Emory to excel in many areas: undergraduate and graduate education; cutting-edge faculty research; racial and social justice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Above all, the provost ensures that the university's educational and research missions serve communities around the world. 

Want to Learn More about Us?


Learn who sits on the Council of Deans and Provost's Leadership Team.

Meet our Leaders


Our team provides central support for the Office of the Provost.

Engage the Staff

Contact Us

Here's how to connect with us.

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Faculty Affairs

The Office of the Provost supports faculty eminence, career development, and promotion through the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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The Hatchery supports student innovators and entrepreneurs from our Emory schools and covers all stages of innovation from ideation to implementation.

Explore The Hatchery


Emory partners with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to fully understand the faculty experience and retain, develop, and recruit the university’s best asset—faculty leaders making a difference in classrooms and laboratories across campus.

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Undergraduate Council

Provost Bellamkonda and other campus leaders meet regularly to identify and act upon opportunities to support students.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Council
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One Emory: Ambition and Heart is a strategic framework that will guide Emory into a bold future. It is focused on strengthening all of Emory’s nine schools, making the university an unparalleled destination for education, elevating Emory’s world-class academic health system, and recommitting to Emory staff and the city of Atlanta.

Learn About the Strategic Framework
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