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Tracy Schoolcraft | Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Shippensburg University

Current Position and Past Experience
Tracy Schoolcraft is the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In the Associate Provost role, she leads and manages new program development, program review, assessment, accreditation, and academic transformation initiatives; and participates in strategic planning and budgeting, enrollment management, student success, distance education, and institutional research initiatives; and interfaces with the faculty union. As Dean of Graduate Studies, she leads new program development, as well as curriculum and policy matters. Previously at Shippensburg, Tracy served as faculty member and Chair of the chemistry department. She has also been a faculty member at Millersville University and Gettysburg College.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Schoolcraft earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry (minor in psychology) with honors from The George Washington University. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. She has also participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and Inner Strengths for Successful Leaders course, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Millennium Leadership Institute (MLI) and Becoming a Provost Academy (BAPA) leadership programs, the Council of Graduate Schools New and Aspiring Learning Workshop. She is a Team Evaluator and member of the Substantive Change committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has also completed several Middle States assessment and planning workshops. Tracy has held local leadership roles in the American Chemical Society, as well as national roles with the society’s Chemical Education Program Committee and as co-editor of the society’s book Physical Chemistry Curriculum Reform: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? She is a former grantee of the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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