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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Dr. Adler became Georgia Southwestern’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty on June 1, 2008.  He is the Chief Academic Officer for the university, and is therefore responsible for the oversight of all academic programs and policies of the university, as well as for strategic allocations of resources to ensure that GSW is achieving its mission in the best and most efficient manner possible.  All academic and staff deans report to him, as do the Directors of Institutional Effectiveness and Institutional Research, along with the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Before coming to GSW, Adler served as Dean of the Graduate School at Valdosta State University (2004-08), Director of the University Honors Program (1994-2004), Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Programs (1999-2004), and interim chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies department (2004).  Previous to this, Adler served as chair of the English department at Marian University (1992-94).  Adler earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina in 1978, a Master of Arts in English from the University of Georgia in 1984 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee in 1988. 

Brian U. Adler
(229) 928-1361

Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


PurvisLynda Lee Purvis
(229) 931-2019

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