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Jeffrey Shoulson

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Key Areas

  • Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment
  • Academic program development, review, and accreditation
  • Academic curricular standards and appeals
  • Academic engagement and outreach
  • Entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary program development

Professional Biography

In his role as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Jeffrey Shoulson supervises academic program development, review, and accreditation across all units. In collaboration with the schools, colleges, and University Senate, he manages academic curricular standards and adjudicates appeals that come before the Office of the Provost. He administers the Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment processes for all of UConn’s schools and colleges. Shoulson also works with all of UConn’s academic units in their development of entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary programs. He supervises the Office of Clinical Placement Oversight and the Working Group on Interprofessional Education. He convenes the university-wide Advisory Committee on University Outreach and Engagement.

Prior to becoming Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Shoulson served as Vice Provost for Academic Operations and, before that, as Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Affairs. Before moving into the Office of the Provost, Shoulson was Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and held the Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Jewish Studies. He is Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and Professor of English, and has affiliations with the Medieval Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Miami, where he also served as Director of Judaic Studies.

A scholar of early modern literature and culture, his research focuses on intellectual, cultural, and literary encounters between Jews and Christians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His books include Milton and the Rabbis: Hellenism, Hebraism, and Christianity (Columbia UP, 2001); Hebraica Veritas? Christian Hebraists and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe (U Penn P, 2004); and Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England (U Penn P, 2013). He is currently working ona book-length project on the early modern English Bible, from Tyndale to the King James Version.

He has actively served in the leadership of several professional societies including the Milton Society of America (Executive Board Member) and the Association of Jewish Studies (Vice President for Membership and Outreach).

Shoulson holds an A. B. in English Literature from Princeton University, an M. Phil. In Renaissance Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph. D. in English Literature from Yale University.

Senior Vice Provost Jeffrey Shoulson


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