Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Steven C. Currall is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Methodist University. He has been quoted over 600 times in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television, and the Nightly Business Report.
A psychological scientist, Currall has conducted research and taught for nearly three decades on organizational psychology topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, negotiation, corporate governance, and trust in the workplace. He was lead author of a book on university-business-government collaboration, Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America's Prosperity (Oxford, 2014). Based on a study funded by the National Science Foundation, the book is the culmination of a 10-year research project on interdisciplinary research involving science, engineering, and medicine.
As Provost, he oversees additional units that include the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Central University Libraries, satellite Campuses in Plano, Texas and at Taos, New Mexico, the Office of Assessment and Accreditation, the Office of Institutional Research, the International Center, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Division of Enrollment Services (undergraduate admission, office of financial aid, student financials office, and the Registrar), and several student programs such as the SMU honors groups.
At SMU, Currall is the David B. Miller Endowed Professor, which focuses on the academic disciplines of finance, investments, accounting, and entrepreneurship. He also holds an academic appointment as professor of Management and Organization in the Cox School of Business. In addition, he is adjunct professor of Psychology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and adjunct professor of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems in the Lyle School of Engineering.
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