Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Southern Mississippi
Amy L. Chasteen, executive vice provost at the University of Southern Mississippi, has over 25 years of higher education experience as a professor and administrator. As a sociologist, Chasteen has taught 5,000+ students in more than a dozen classes, including gender and sexuality, sociology of health, deviant behavior, and race and ethnicity. Her teaching background and perspective as a sociologist now inform her work as an administrator. In her current role, Chasteen leads institutional efforts around enrollment management, student success, and faculty development. She oversees a dozen offices, including the Center for Faculty Development, the Center for Student Success, and the University Advisement Center. Through collaborative engagement across a variety of areas, she develops and implements key initiatives to promote evidence-based practices, increased equity, and long-term social change. Chasteen earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan, where she also obtained a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies. She holds an M.A. in sociology from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. from the University of Alabama.