Academic Affairs


Provost Austin

Since its founding in 1878, Duquesne University has used the transformational power of education to change the lives of nearly 100,000 students. Today, Duquesne is a top-tier university ranked nationally among the nation's best. Our identity as the only Catholic university in the United States in the Spiritan tradition makes us different and speaks to our unique approach to teaching and learning.

At Duquesne, we focus on educating the mind, heart and spirit of students through a rigorous curriculum that challenges assumptions and encourages critical thinking. Our students experience the world as their classroom through a wide range of experiential learning opportunities and the amazing backdrop of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Our talented faculty are true teacher-scholars who value student faculty bonds and the opportunity to work closely with students. They are known for excellence in the classroom and distinction in their fields as leading minds.

The Division of Academic Affairs consists of hundreds of faculty and staff members dedicated to the success of our nearly 10,000 students. It includes a wide range of academic programs in nine different schools including business, education, law, liberal arts, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing, and pharmacy. It also includes a wide range of support units including the university libraries, registrar, Honor's College and study abroad offices. These units work in tandem to ensure that students have the resources they need to make the most of their Duquesne experience.

The ultimate goal of Academic Affairs is to support and grow the academics at Duquesne to fulfill the university's mission to "serve God by serving students." Regardless of the role you play, you may be certain that you are a valued participant in the vibrant academic life of this campus. Please accept my invitation to explore the many links on this page and do not hesitate to contact our office if we can provide you with additional assistance.

David J. Dausey, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost