Provost, Wittenberg University
Michelle Mattson is presently the Provost at Wittenberg University. Prior to joining Wittenberg she served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Institutional Effectiveness at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her doctorate in German Studies and Humanities from Stanford University. After that she held faculty positions at Princeton, Columbia University, Iowa State, and Rhodes College. Dr. Mattson gradually increased her administrative responsibilities beginning at Iowa State and continuing at Rhodes College as department chair, special assistant to the Dean of the Faculty, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs before taking on her current responsibilities.
As a scholar, Dr. Mattson’s research has covered such diverse topics as contemporary German drama, political representation in German television, questions of immigration and diversity in Germany today, issues of political subjectivity, and post-war women’s literature. In the summer of 2019, she will take on a new role as Provost at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.