Keisha Love

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Keisha Love
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives

Keisha M. Love, PhD, serves as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, leading units that support students’ academic success and faculty development, namely, the Accreditation and Curricular Operations team, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Enrichment Center, and the Learning Commons. Her team leads the university’s accreditation process and is the university’s liaison with the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The team also reviews proposals for new undergraduate degree programs, certificates, and courses, reviews course fees, and assists with assessing student learning outcomes. Love oversees several signature programs focused on leadership development, faculty recruiting and retention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. These programs include LEAD (Leadership Excellence for Academic Deans and Administrators), the Unit Head Training Academy, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), and the Strategic Hiring Opportunity Program.

Before joining the Office of the Provost, Love served as chair of the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University and served in a similar capacity at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology.

Love is a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, an M.S. in education from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. in psychology from Kentucky State University. She is also a 2021 HERS alum. Love’s research focuses on the mental health of racial minority college students, the experiences of women in academia, and the influence of parental attachments on psychological and emotional well-being.