Name:  Adrienne McCormick
Title:  Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of English
Education:  Ph.D., English, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., English with writing emphasis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; B.A., English and Dramatic Arts and Sciences, Queens University of Charlotte
Office:  115 Tillman Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2220
Web:  Academic Affairs Home Page  
Area(s):  Contemporary American literature, women's literature, multi-ethnic literature, poetry, film studies.


Division of Academic Affairs



Adrienne McCormick, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, joined the Winthrop community in 2018 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Her prior academic leadership experiences include serving as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego from 2014-2018.  She also served as Interim Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Academic Support; Interim Assistant Provost for Special Initiatives; Chair of the Department of English; Director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program; and Professor of English, at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she worked and raised a family from 1998 to 2014.

Her teaching interests include contemporary American literature, with a focus on women's literature and poetry by multi-ethnic American writers.  For more than ten years, she has taught Literary London study abroad courses, featuring contemporary London-based British poets writing on cultural belonging, migration, and the boundaries of postcolonial and postmodern identity.  Her leadership efforts have focused on interdisciplinary collaboration, external funding for STEM and STEAM initiatives, comprehensive internationalization efforts, and inclusive excellence in campus programming and faculty and staff recruitment efforts.  She was appointed Provost at Winthrop in July 2019.