The University of Scranton Names Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

August 18, 2017

The University of Scranton has named Sunil Ahuja, Ph.D., associate provost for academic affairs. He was also awarded tenure and rank of professor in the Department of Political Science at Scranton. 

Dr. Ahuja has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, scholarship, service and academic administration, particularly in the arena of institutional accreditation. Most recently, he served as vice president for accreditation relations, institutional change and research, Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, Illinois. In that role, he was responsible for institutional accreditation for approximately 60 colleges and universities, institutional change policy development and process oversight, and directing the planning and analyses of the Commission’s annual data collection from institutions.

Prior to that position, Dr. Ahuja served as dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Human Services at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, and as a tenured professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He also held teaching positions at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Seton Hall University. In addition, Dr. Ahuja has held many and varied service roles at these institutions, as well as appointments to a variety of professional and civic organizations. 

An accomplished scholar, Dr. Ahuja is the author of more than 25 publications including his book, “Congress Behaving Badly: The Rise of Partisanship and Incivility and the Death of Public Trust” (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008).

Dr. Ahuja earned his bachelor’s degree in government with a minor in philosophy from Northwest Missouri State University, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Nebraska.

 

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