The Vice Provosts

Kathleen F. Slevin - Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Kathleen F. Slevin, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Kathleen F. Slevin, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Chancellor Professor of Sociology, is responsible for College-wide program initiation and review, faculty development, enrollment management, assessment and accreditation, interdisciplinary initiatives, and also assists with budget and strategic planning.  Slevin began working at William & Mary in 1986 as the associate provost for academic affairs.  She joined the sociology department in 1990 as an associate professor and director of its graduate program. From 1997-2003, she served as chair.

Slevin, whose research on aging and gender has received national acclaim, is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and the co-author of three books.  She received her undergraduate degree in sociology from University College in Dublin, Ireland, and her master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia.  Prior to coming to W&M, Slevin started her career in higher education in 1975 as an assistant professor at the University of Richmond.  In 1981, she became academic coordinator of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

At William & Mary, Slevin has served the College in a variety of roles.  In addition to chairing the sociology department, she has been a member of the Arts & Sciences Faculty Affairs Committee, the Enrollment Management Committee and Faculty Research Committee.  Slevin has also been a supporter of the Women's Network, serving as the group's co-coordinator on two occasions.  She also served on the President's Campus Committee on Diversity and the sub-committee that created a new diversity statement.  She has also served as vice president of the Faculty Assembly.

Slevin has also received a number of top honors and awards for her teaching and leadership.  In 2005, she was awarded the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth's highest honor for professors statewide.  In 2007, Slevin was awarded William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Award, which is presented each year to a faculty member for notable scholarship, teaching and service.  At the 2010 commencement, Slevin was awarded William & Mary's Graves Award, which is presented annually in recognition of sustained excellence in teaching.


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.