Susquehanna’s Provost and Dean of Faculty Dave Ramsaran plans, implements and coordinates all academic programs. He fosters faculty development and scholarship while preserving the academic integrity of the university. He leads the university as a vibrant community of inquiry focused on the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.
Priorities of the provost include building upon academic innovation and deepening intellectual engagement, furthering global engagement, excelling at inclusive excellence and expanding diversity.
A member of the president’s Senior Leadership Team, the provost oversees:
The learning goals of Susquehanna University articulate a vision of our students as confident, liberally educated, and committed to multidisciplinary education as global citizens, working within and across their academic disciplines. They productively gather and apply all facets of their educational experience to personally and professionally frame their vocations, areas of study, and lives, demonstrating achievement, leadership, and service in the world.
SU students investigate the creative, natural, social, economic, and cultural forces that shape the world, and gain familiarity with:
the richness of human thought and expression across time and into the present;
the ongoing ways humans seek to explain the natural world; and
the breadth and depth of global human interactions, including belief systems, values, practices, and ways of organizing life.
SU students develop an integrated set of intellectual skills that empower them to:
think creatively and critically to analyze issues, consider solutions, and make effective decisions;
incorporate methods of analysis from a broad range of academic disciplines to understand and explore conflict, and solve problems;
engage effectively with others through gathering, evaluating, synthesizing, and articulating information to generate informed opinions and arguments through multiple avenues; and
work effectively within a team, function with professional and digital competency, and understand and navigate problems that often elicit complex and ambiguous responses.
SU students develop a mature, integrated sense of themselves through a holistic liberal arts experience, including:
appreciating the limits and contexts of their own experience, and the ability to value the experiences of others with diverse backgrounds;
critically examining their strengths and struggles, and realistically evaluating the potential positive or negative impact of inputs and activities; and
committing to ongoing development of one’s intellectual, physical, and spiritual life.
SU graduates develop and internalize their own integrated vision of the common good, and how to pursue it in the context of their lives, including:
pursuing sustainable relationships with their natural and social environments;
continued growth to discern and pursue improvement in themselves, their communities, and the world;
understanding and valuing both the universality and diversity of human experience; and
willingness to strive for responsible personal and interpersonal actions that serve the greater good.
We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a specialized accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary education teachers at the bachelor’s level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of School of Music and the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
In addition, graduates in accounting are eligible to sit for the New York State licensure examination in Certified Public Accounting.
We’re also a member of:
The American Association of Colleges and Universities
The American Council on Education
The Council of Independent Colleges
The Annapolis Group
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
The Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness manages data and information for Susquehanna University, through peer analyses and reporting of university data to accrediting agencies, guidebooks and the National Center for Education Statistics. The office also serves as a resource for assessment of student learning and assessment of institutional effectiveness.
Michael Ozlanski ’05, chair and associate professor of accounting, was awarded the 2021 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
David Imhoof has published a different kind of history textbook, one that uses a funny and engaging style – and some salty language – to guide readers through the good, the bad and the indifferent of modern European history.
Scientists have long observed that some animals eat their young, but research has struggled to explain exactly why. Now biology Professor Matthew Persons takes a step toward predicting such behavior — at least in the wolf spider.
Three Susquehanna University staff members were recognized recently with the Signe S. Gates Appreciation Award — Marie Hassinger, director of project management in information technology; Laura Long, housekeeper; and Rocco Porcellio, assistant director of admission.
Susquehanna University has risen for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News Best Colleges ranking released by U.S. News and World Report, climbing four places to No. 113 out of the 223 universities included on the National Liberal Arts Colleges list.
As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, Nicholas Clark and Rolfe Peterson, both associate professors of political science at Susquehanna University, have published research identifying an elusive subset of “voter” – the nonvoter.