The Office of the Executive Vice Provost encompasses Academic & Faculty Affairs (AFA), which includes Academic Program Review, Accreditation, Arts Initiatives, Online Education, Faculty Affairs, Faculty Development and Recognition, the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET), the Emeriti Center, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE); Campus Wellbeing & Crisis Intervention, which includes Campus Support & Crisis Intervention (CSI), Campus Wellbeing & Education (CWE), and Threat Assessment & Management; and USC Museums, which includes the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Pacific Asia Museum (PAM). Our unit directly supports the university’s ongoing growth in academic excellence and distinction through service of faculty, deans, and academic departments, and encourages the wellbeing of each individual in the community. The Office of the Executive Vice Provost develops and implements policies and experiences that support academic success, equity, diversity, and health at USC so that students, faculty, postdocs and staff thrive.
Elizabeth A. Graddy
Executive Vice Provost
About Elizabeth Graddy
Elizabeth Graddy was appointed Executive Vice Provost in fall 2018. She holds the Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy and is Professor of Public Policy in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her expertise is in institutional economics, public and nonprofit organizations, and public policy analysis. Her research focuses on the role of private organizations in serving the public interest, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Graddy served as the Vice Provost of Academic and Faculty Affairs and the Vice Dean of the Price School. From July 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019, she served as Interim Provost. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University.