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Ann Marie Stock selected as W&M's next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs

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    Ann Marie Stock  has been named as W&M's next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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Ann Marie Stock, a longtime campus leader known for her work around internationalization, will be William & Mary’s next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs.

Stock, a professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, will assume the role July 1, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced today. Susan Grover, who has held the position since 2014, is retiring at the end of the academic year.

“I am delighted that Ann Marie will be serving as the next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and am fully confident of her success,” Halleran said in a message to campus.

As the vice provost for academic affairs, Stock will be responsible for academic program initiation and review, faculty mentoring and development and assessment and accreditation, which includes acting as the university’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. As a member of the provost’s executive team, Stock will work closely with faculty and faculty committees, deans, other vice provosts and senior staff members in Halleran’s office. She will also have the opportunity to develop areas of particular emphasis, according to the position description.

 “I feel privileged to be part of the special W&M community,” noted Stock.  “I’m very enthusiastic about this opportunity to collaborate with faculty in new ways and to team up with Provost Halleran and other executive leaders to continue strengthening our institution.”     

Stock started at the university in 1993 as an assistant professor of Spanish and Hispanic studies. In addition to her work as a member of the faculty, she has also been a leading campus administrator, serving as the associate dean and later acting dean and director of the Reves Center for International Studies. During her time with the center, the number of students studying abroad increased, as did faculty engagement,  and more than $8 million was raised for international studies.

During her 24 years at W&M, Stock also directed three academic programs: Hispanic Studies, Film & Media Studies and Latin American Studies. She currently serves as the inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar, where she is expanding the university’s digital humanities efforts by guiding the creation of a widely accessible repository of Cuban film materials.  She is also responsible for identifying opportunities for faculty to partner with the library and utilize its resources, and helping develop the vision for the Studio for Teaching and Research.

A scholar on Cuban film, Stock has worked closely with students on various research initiatives and media projects and has published more than 100 works, including books, articles and reviews. She was the first U.S. Scholar-in-Residence at the Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, a fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Studies and a Fulbright Researcher-Lecturer at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Stock received a Plumeri Award in 2013 from the W&M Alumni Association in recognition of her work. In 2016, she presented the university’s spring Tack Faculty Lecture.

“In the course of the search process, it became clear that Ann Marie’s combination of experience, skills, knowledge of the campus and deep commitment to W&M made her ideal for this important position,” Halleran said.

Stock received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hamline University and a Master of Arts in comparative literature from Purdue University before earning her doctorate in cultural studies and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota.