Nicolle Parsons-Pollard has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She was named interim provost in January 2022. Since arriving at Georgia State in January 2020 as associate provost for faculty affairs, Dr. Parsons-Pollard has created, implemented, and championed a variety of faculty development programs to support and strengthen faculty in teaching and research, as well as leadership programming for department chairs and other administrators.
Earlier, Dr. Parsons-Pollard was the vice provost for academic and faculty affairs at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She began her career as a part-time instructor and then an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She later went to work at Virginia State University, where she was a tenured faculty member and served as assistant vice provost for academic operations.
Dr. Parsons is the editor of Disproportionate Minority Contact: Current Issues and Policies (Carolina Academic Press, 2017, 2nd Edition). Most recently, her research has expanded to issues related to faculty workload in higher education.
Dr. Parsons-Pollard holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, a master’s degree in criminal justice, and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration, all from Virginia Commonwealth University.