From the Provost

The primary role of Academic Affairs is to support and enhance Miami's academic mission.

Throughout our division, outstanding faculty and staff provide a rigorous, supportive learning environment for our students, participate in high-quality research and creative activity, promote intercultural opportunities and global engagement, perform meaningful service at home and abroad, provide exceptional advising and assistance to students and foster a diverse and inclusive educational community.

Phyllis CallahanI am continually impressed and energized by the commitment of my colleagues to excellence inside and outside of their classrooms, labs, studios and offices. I am proud to serve as Miami University's Provost and to work with faculty and staff who genuinely care about the success of every Miami student.

Phyllis Callahan
209 Roudebush Hall
(513) 529-6721


Teaching and Advising

Chairs and Directors


Department & Program Recognition

  • The digital game studies program is ranked #12 among public universities and colleges in the US by Animation Career Review.


  • #3 accounting program among schools without doctoral programs (Public Accounting Report)


  • Miami University among the top 25 for best b.s. in special education degrees. 2017 College Choice.


  • US News and World Report Miami's engineering program is in the top 35 in the nation among schools where bachelor's / master's is the highest degree


  • Miami among Entrepreneur magazine's top 25 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies for 2017.


  • FSB ranks 8th among public business schools in Businessweek's survey of undergraduate business programs


  • #24 in the nation in ROI for humanities majors


  • Supply Chain and Operations Management #1 for research among public universities without PhD programs. SCM Journal List


Faculty & Staff External Recognition

  • Harris O. Ware award

    Prof. Keller, dept of art

    Steven Keller, professor in Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the prestigious national Harris O. Ware award, at TAPPI PaperCon Conference in April 2017

  • Early Career Research Award

    Spencer receives Early Career Research Award

    Leland G. Spencer, assistant professor of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies, received the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from the Southern States Communication Association in April, 2017.

  • Individual Excellence Award

    Saulnier receives Individual Excellence Award

    Dana Saulnier, Professor of Art, received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council board. The awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community.

  • Individual Excellence Award

    Au Receives Individual Excellence Award

    Andrew “Bernard” Au, associate professor of Art, received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council board. The awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community.

  • NEH Public Scholar Award

    Hamlin awarded NEH Public Scholar Award

    Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of History and Global & Intercultural Studies, has been awarded with a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, Woman Citizen.

  • NHC Research Fellowship

    Jose Amador
    Jose Amador, associate professor of Global and Intercultural Studies, was awarded a 2017-18 national research fellowship in spring, 2017 from the National Humanities Center.

  • Beagle Freedom Prize

    Dr. Kerr receives Beagle Freedom Prize for research

    Lei Kerr, professor of chemical, paper and biomedical engineering, was one of four researchers awarded a $50,000 Beagle Freedom Prize from the Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) in support of her research in developing an “artificial nose” —a project that has the potential to replace animal-based research with more effective and humane alternatives.

  • NEH Research Fellowship

    Michele Navakas

    Michele Navakas, assistant professor of English was recently awarded a 2017-18 national research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • Researcher of the Year

    Phyllis Cummins named Researcher of the year

    Phyllis Cummins, senior research scholar for Scripps Gerontology Center, was selected as Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE).

  • Named to Expert Educator Team

    Muhammad Jahan named to Expert Educator Team

    Muhammad Jahan, assistant professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, was named by Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to its Expert Educator Team (EET).

  • Educator of the Year

    De Medeiros receives Educator of the Year

    Kate de Medeiros, associate professor of Sociology and Gerontology and the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor of Gerontology, was named Educator of the Year in Spring 2017, by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE).

National Recognition

  • Original Public Ivy

    Public Ivy

  • Miamis four-year graduation rate ranks 20th among public universities in the United States

    Public Ivy

  • 2nd in study abroad participation among public doctoral institutions.


  • Kiplinger's personal finance magazine listed Miami as one of the 100 best values in public colleges every year since 1998


  • Miami's reputation attracts employers to campus for 4x as many interviews compared to other universities our size.


  • #1 Best College Town Oxford, OH cited by Forbes


  • 17 to 1 Student Faculty Ratio