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Michael Lewis, Ph.D., is Saint Louis University's provost and the University's chief academic officer. He reports directly to the president and is responsible for the fulfillment of SLU's mission via the leadership and oversight of all academic, research, scholarship and enrollment management services.

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About the Provost

Michael Lewis
 Michael Lewis, Ph.D.

Lewis is responsible for supporting major initiatives advancing SLU's University Strategic Plan. In collaboration with the University vice presidents and members of the executive staff, he is responsible for the development and implementation of all academic strategic plans, as well as the development and adherence to the academic affairs budget. The building, renovation, and allocation of all academic and research space is also under his purview.

Lewis joined SLU's Department of Chemistry in 2004. In his role as a faculty member, he received multiple teaching awards and authored numerous scholarly publications. His administrative career began in 2013 when he became Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development.  In that role, Lewis led University-level initiatives related to faculty development, faculty hiring, contracts, promotion and tenure policies, workload policies and other efforts aimed at serving SLU faculty members and departments.  His success in that position led to subsequent appointments as Interim Provost (Fall 2018), Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2019-2020), and Interim Provost (Fall 2020).  Lewis was appointed SLU's permanent Provost in February 2021. Click here to read his message, "Excited to Continue Our Work." 

Dr. Lewis's CV

Communications from the Office of the Provost (includes faculty compensation and APR data)

Academic Strategic Planning


Faculty Scholarship Support

Career Services

Update on Canvas Implementation

Academic Finances, Academic Affairs, and Faculty Workload

Academic Portfolio Review

College of Arts & Sciences Reorganization

Diversity in Faculty Hiring

University Core Curriculum

Organization of Sciences and Engineering

Student Course Evaluations

University Core Development

Faculty Compensation

Information on faculty compensation studies (accessible only by the SLU community -- must be logged in to MySLU to view).

Latest documents:

Previous documents

  • Faculty Salary Study (May 2, 2018)
  • Faculty Compensation Philosophy (2016)
  • Faculty Salary Study
    • Phase 1: 2014-2015 Mercer Benchmark Salary Study
    • Phase 2: Faculty Pay Salary Study (May 20, 2016)

Appointment of Permanent Provost

2017-18 Letters to the SLU Community

Student Well-being Task Force

Provost Lewis charged a Student Well-being Task Force to assess SLU’s health and well-being ecosystem for students and to develop recommendations to inform a Student Well-being Strategic Roadmap for the University.

Joint Office of the Provost-Faculty Senate Committees