Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Coe College
Paula O’Loughlin serves as the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Coe College. Prior to Coe, she served as Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Gustavus Adolphus College. Before beginning her full-time administrative roles, O’Loughlin spent 16 years as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota-Morris. While at Minnesota Morris, she served in a a variety of leadership roles including directing the Academic Center for Enrichment and as Assistant to the Dean. O’Loughlin has presented nationally in recent years on best practices for recruiting and retaining under-represented faculty, questions of academic freedom and civility and the administrator as mentor. She is on the steering committee of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity and serves as an HLC reviewer. She received her B.A. in Government from Smith College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.