In October, Joe Gene Delap was promoted to Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies from his previously held position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In his previous position Dr. Delap played a key role in improving JSU’s dual enrollment initiatives and in overseeing the frameworks in which scholarly, creative, and professional programs developed and thrived in order to aid faculty members in reaching their full potential in their fields of research.
Dr. Delap graduated from Indiana University and the University of Arkansas where he studied Political science and French as an undergraduate and majored in Germanic Studies at the master’s and doctoral level.
Thereafter, he received his doctorate in 1992. Though he isn’t an alumnus of JSU, he came into his new position after 11 years of work at the university during which time he has worked closely with students, both graduate and undergraduate alike.
After all this time he enjoys playing an important role in the leadership team of a university that is thriving and growing in both student attendance and global significance. JSU has built a reputation for research and meaningful learning.
In his new position as Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, Joe Delap oversees all aspects of graduate education within the university. He works with all graduate programs to implement policies that support the recruitment and academic achievement of graduate students, and he is committed to creating, fostering, and enriching opportunities for graduate research on campus.
Dr. Delap will be working to increase the graduate enrollment rate as well as JSU’s reputation for research through degree-level expansion, administrative and academic support for grants, faculty excellence, and student success. Dr. Delap hopes to work tirelessly with his office and associates from other departments, such as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, the Deans of the Academic Colleges, the Provost, and the President to realize his endeavor.