Office of the Provost

Sheri Kunovich

Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success

Sheri Kunovich

Professor Sheri Kunovich became the Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success at Southern Methodist University in July 2018. In this position she oversees SMU in Plano, student scholar programs (e.g., President's Scholars, Hunt Scholars, and Rotunda Scholars), national student awards programs, the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (ALEC), Disability Accommodation and Success Strategies (DASS), and Academic Development of Student Athletes (ADSA).

About Professor Kunovich

Dr. Kunovich graduated with a B.S. in Sociology from Texas A & M University. She earned M.A.s in Slavic and East European Studies and Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University. She joined the Department of Sociology in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences in 2004. Professor Kunovich’s courses contribute to SMU majors and minors in Sociology, Markets and Cultures, Women and Gender Studies, International Studies, and Human Rights. She has taught courses at the SMU Taos Campus and served as the Director of the Prague Internship Program. She was previously awarded the Golden Mustang Award (2010), the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award (2013), the Excellence in Mentoring Award (2014), and the Extra Mile Award (2016). She was selected as an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2013. Dr. Kunovich served as Chair of the Sociology Department from 2014-2018. Professor Kunovich’s research within political sociology focuses on women’s representation in national legislatures and democratization in Eastern Europe. Her research within economic sociology focuses on attitudes towards distributive justice and consumption and consumerism. She has published articles in journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Comparative Politics, Politics & Gender, and Social Forces.

Contact Information

Professor Sheri Kunovich
Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success
214-768-1285
kunovich@smu.edu

Physical Address:

Southern Methodist University
Perkins Administration Building
6425 Boaz Lane, Suite 208
Dallas, Texas 75205

Mailing Address:

Southern Methodist University
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 750221
Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

Other Contacts:

Lynne Siegel
Assistant to the Associate Provost
214-768-3512
lsiegel@smu.edu