Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, and Dean of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
Gigi Meyer Escoe is responsible for academic matters related to undergraduate education, student academic success, accreditation, experiential learning, teaching and learning, general education, and undergraduate curriculum development, assessment, and reporting. As a senior member of the Provost’s team, Escoe provides vision and leadership for numerous university programs and offices including Experience-Based Learning and Career Education, the Learning Commons, the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the University’s General Education Program.
Gigi is a third generation Bearcat with a B.S. in physics from UC. Her Ph.D. in economics is from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office, Gigi, worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, as Undergraduate Program Director and Interim Head in the Economics Department, and as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Senior Associate Dean in Arts and Sciences. She has published in economics and the areas of teaching and learning and student success and she has attracted more than $20,000,000 in external grants. She and her husband Jim have two daughters. Her hobbies include boating, college football, and trying to learn how to play golf.