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Michael Lewis, Ph.D., is Saint Louis University's interim 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) and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2019-2020).  

Dr. Lewis's CV

Communications from the Office of the Provost

Academic Program Review

Diversity in Faculty Hiring

University Core Curriculum

Organization of Sciences and Engineering

Student Course Evaluations

University Core Development

2017-18 Letters to the SLU Community

Faculty Compensation

Get  information on recent faculty compensation studies (accessible only to SLU community). Available documents:

  • Faculty Salary Study (May 2, 2018)
  • Faculty Pay Salary Study (May 20, 2016)
  • Faculty Compensation Philosophy (2016)
  • 2014-2015 Mercer Benchmark Salary Study
Reporting and Advisory Units

Nearly all of the academic units at Saint Louis University report to the provost or members of the provost’s staff. 

All academic deans (except the dean of the School of Medicine) report directly to the provost, as do the vice president for Research, the vice president for Enrollment and Retention Management, the director and dean of the Madrid campus, the dean of the University Libraries, and the associate and assistant provosts who comprise the provost’s senior staff.

Additional reporting units include: