Dr. Lynn M. Morton
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lynn was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in July 2014. She has served the University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (June 2010 - July 2014), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Jan. 2009 -June 2010) and Chair of the English Department (May 2005 - Jan. 2009), and she holds the Dorothy M. Shelton Chair of English and the rank of tenured Associate Professor. She has also served as Director of the First Year Writing Program at Queens and as the University's accreditation officer.
She earned her Ph.D. in Renaissance and Medieval British Literature from the University of South Carolina, her MA degree in British Literature from the University of Nevada-Reno, and her BA degree in English and History with teacher licensure from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. At Queens she was awarded both the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Award (2004) and the Joseph W. Grier Distinguished Professor Award (2008). Her academic specialization is Renaissance women writers, and she has made presentations since joining administration at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of College & Schools, the national and local Writing Program Administrators conference, and Bridges Leadership Institute for Women.