Carl O. Moses
Provost/Dean of Faculty
Office Location: Selinsgrove Hall - Second Floor
PHD, University of Virginia
MS, University of Virginia
BA, Princeton University
Carl Moses became provost and dean of the faculty at Susquehanna University in July 2010 after serving as the deputy provost for academic affairs at Lehigh University. He previously served as associate dean for undergraduate studies and as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh.
As provost and dean of the faculty, Moses is Susquehanna’s chief academic officer (CAO). He heads the university’s Academic Affairs division and has broad responsibility for Susquehanna’s academic excellence. His role is to oversee academic and student life programs that contribute to a complete student learning experience.
The deans of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business report to the provost, who also is responsible for oversight of the Division of Student Life, the Office of Information Technology, the Blough-Weis Library, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Cross-Cultural Programs, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Honors Program, and the Lore Degenstein Gallery.
Assistant provosts for student success and engagement, and post-graduate outcomes, as well as the faculty coordinator for post-graduate advising also fall under Moses’ leadership. Together with student support professionals in the Student Life division, they embody the university’s commitment to academic achievement and student success, and actively guide students in the discernment of their vocation.
Susquehanna’s faculty, academic staff, and student life staff are highly committed to a rigorous, competency-building residential liberal education for undergraduates, and Moses is proud to serve them. He is deeply committed to the values of a liberal education, and believes it to be the best preparation for productive citizenship and the ethically and socially responsible advancement of personal interests.
He also believes that small liberal arts colleges like Susquehanna, singularly focused on the intellectual, social, and personal development of undergraduate students, provide the best educational setting for acquiring not merely content-based knowledge, but also the critical skills required for personal and professional success in a rapidly changing and highly interconnected world.
An environmental scientist and professor of earth and environmental sciences, Moses earned a bachelor’s degree is in chemistry along with a certificate in Science in Human Affairs from Princeton University. His master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental sciences are from the University of Virginia. Moses’ principal research interest has been aqueous geochemistry, the chemical interactions of rocks and water in the natural environment. A second-generation professor, Moses has been connected with college campuses from Chapel Hill to Los Angeles and Gainesville to Selinsgrove.
Carl and his wife, Glyn, live in Selinsgrove. They have two children, Erica, a graduate of Oberlin College, and Gillian, a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.