A Welcome from Dr. Dausey

Dr. David Dausey headshotSince 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 among the nation's best. Our identity as the only Catholic Spiritan university in the United States makes us different and speaks to our distinctive approach to teaching and learning.

We focus on expanding our students' horizons, providing them what they need from their education and helping them discover more than they imagined.  Our faculty provides a curriculum that challenges assumptions and encourages exploration and discernment. Our students experience the world as their classroom through innumerable experiential learning opportunities through our connections to the city of Pittsburgh and our region. Our talented faculty are true teacher-scholars whose enthusiasm for their subjects makes their classes exciting places to be. They talk about the joy they take in their teaching, and how they feel entrusted with the goals and aspirations of their students. 

We have hundreds of faculty and staff members dedicated to student growth and success. Our wide range of academic programs are offered across nine different schools including business, education, law, liberal arts, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing, and pharmacy. In addition, students have access to various support through the libraries, the registrar, the Honors College and study abroad offices. 

All of this is coordinated every day to support students as they grow and become prepared for anything. 

David J. Dausey, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Academic Leadership

David J. Dausey, Ph.D.

David J. Dausey, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost

Daria LaTorre, J.D.

Daria LaTorre, J.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D.

Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Provost

Darlene Fozard Weaver, Ph.D.

Darlene Fozard Weaver, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Joel Bauman

Joel Bauman

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN

Vice Provost for Research; Dean and Professor, School of Nursing

Elisabeth Rather Healey, Ph.D., J.D.

Elisabeth Rather Healey, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Provost for Regulatory Affairs and Applied Innovation; Law School Professor by Courtesy

Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.

Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research and Innovation; Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Nursing; and Department of Psychology

Melissa Loughner, J.D.

Melissa Loughner, J.D.

Assistant to the Provost

Joell McSheehy

Joell McSheehy

Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment Management

Jean Reith

Jean Reith

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives

Grace Sommers

Grace Sommers

Director of Business and Administration and Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost

Amelia (Amy) Stroyne

Amelia (Amy) Stroyne

Assistant to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs