Office of the Provost

Provost Mark J. Braun

The mission of the Office of the Provost is to advance excellence in teaching and learning at Gustavus.
Our vision is one of successfully…

  • Partnering with faculty and staff to help them achieve excellence in teaching, research/scholarship/creativity and service.
  • Supporting students so that they have a rigorous curricular and excellent co-curricular experience, preparing them for lives of leadership and service.
  • Promoting high-impact educational practices that are innovative, interdisciplinary, international, diverse, experiential, and true to our College mission and core values.

Mark J. Braun is Provost and Dean of the College at Gustavus Adolphus College. He has responsibility for academic strategic planning and facilities planning, serves on the President’s Cabinet, works with the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Personnel Committee, and the College Budget Committee. He also has oversight of several academic support offices, represents the academic program to both internal and external constituencies, and works with Institutional Advancement to secure the resources needed to support the academic program. Provost Braun is joined in his work by two Associate Deans: Brenda Kelly is Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education and Paula O'Loughlin is Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities. The three work as a team, but a summary of individual specific responsibilities and committees is available online. The work of the office is supported by Shanon Nowell, Assistant to the Provost, and two Administrative Assistants, Jennifer Harbo, and Linda Steinhaus.

Name Title Phone
Mark Braun Provost and Dean of the College 507-933-7541
Paula O'Loughlin Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities 507-933-7541
Brenda Kelly Interim Associate Provost of the Science and Education 507-933-7541
Shanon Nowell Assistant to the Provost 507-933-7541
Jennifer Harbo Administrative Assistant 507-933-6223
Linda Steinhaus Administrative Assistant 507-933-7675