Costas Spirou

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Georgia College & State University

Costas Spirou serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of sociology and public administration at Georgia College & State University. Previously, he was senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of the university’s graduate school. In 2017, Spirou was named a fellow by the American Council of Education. Spirou is the author of Anchoring Innovation Districts: The Entrepreneurial University and Urban Change, Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago (with D. Judd) published by Cornell University Press in 2016, Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy (Routledge, 2011), St. Charles: Culture and Leisure in an All-American Town (Arcadia, 2005), which received an Award of Merit by the Illinois Association of Museums, and It’s Hardly Sportin’: Stadiums, Neighborhoods and the New Chicago.