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The Vice Provosts

Susan S. Grover - Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Susan S. GroverAs Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Susan Grover is responsible for university-wide program initiation and review, faculty mentoring and development, and university-wide assessment and accreditation.  In this last role, she serves as the university’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV).

Grover, who received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and an undergraduate degree in English from Hollins College, joined the W&M Law School faculty in 1988.  Her scholarship focuses on employment discrimination law.

Grover has been widely recognized for her teaching at William & Mary and service to the university community.  In 2011, she received the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award, an honor given by the graduating class to a member of the Law School faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching.  Also in 2011, Grover became the first law professor at W&M to be named a University Professor for Teaching Excellence.  In 2013, Grover received the Law School’s John Marshall Award, bestowed each year on a member, or members, of the faculty or staff who have demonstrated character, leadership and a spirit of selfless service to the Law School community.

While at Georgetown Law, Grover served as executive editor of the Law Review.  Following law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Oliver Gasch of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  In the fall of 1999, Grover served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Teaching Effectiveness at the Franklin Pierce Law Center.  She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Virginia Lawyers Helping Lawyers and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

Stephen E. Hanson - Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International AffairsStephen Hanson, Professor of Government, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, is a specialist in international relations/post-Soviet Russian politics/political parties/post-imperial democracy. 

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 1991 and has previously served as Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Washington.  Hanson received his B.A. from Harvard University (1985) and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1991). 

He served from 2000-2008 as the director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.  Hanson won the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004 and the university’s Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award in 2005.  He has also taught as a visiting associate professor of government at Harvard University. He has been a visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, a visiting scholar at the department of politics and international relations at Oxford University, and a research scholar at the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.  From 2004-2008, he was the academic director of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS), based in Washington D.C.

Dennis M. Manos - Vice Provost for Research and Graduate/Professional Studies

Dennis M. ManosAs Vice Provost for Research, Graduate and Professional Studies, Dennis M. Manos is responsible for all research at the College, and for the planning and execution of academic programs for all graduate and professional study. He directs William & Mary’s activities at the Applied Research Center in Newport News and is the interim, founding director of the William & Mary Research Institute, through which he is building interdisciplinary, multi-departmental, and cross-school research programs. His dynamic and varied service to the College also includes teaching and advising new undergraduate and graduate students in the Departments of Physics and Applied Sciences. Much of his work represents key distinctions of William & Mary – emphasis on excellent classroom teaching that affords undergraduates prime research opportunities, side-by-side with interdisciplinary graduate programs that enable the College to compete with large research universities.

Manos has served as the College’s representative to a number of state-wide consortia, including the Virginia Research and Technology Council and the state’s 25x ’25 energy initiative. He serves on the Energy Subcommittee of the Virginia Legislature’s Joint Commission of Technology and Science. He participates in various sub-committees of the TRADOC groups at nearby Fort Monroe and Fort Eustis. At the College, he serves on the Emergency Management Team, Risk Management Committee, Financial Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and Faculty Committee on University Priorities. He is also in charge of the handling and commercialization of intellectual property, and of technology transfer including compliance with federal regulations. As the designated Research Integrity Officer for William & Mary, he has oversight of federal compliance regarding research conflicts of interest, research ethics, and avoidance of impropriety and fraud in proposals, publications, and execution of externally sponsored grants and contracts.

At William & Mary since 1992, Manos holds a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of Technology and a Doctorate from Ohio State University. He served in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Army as a medic and medical technologist.