Keisha Love

Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives

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Keisha M. Love, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Special Initiatives, is responsible for the leadership of several Signature Programs in the Office of the Provost. These programs include the Cluster Hiring Initiative, the Strategic Hiring Opportunity Program, and the Dual Career Assistance Program. Love also leads faculty recruitment and retention efforts aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion, New Faculty Orientation, and oversees development programming for unit heads and faculty. As a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team, Love also assists in the evaluation of performance reviews for reappointment, tenure, and promotion, and manages faculty and departmental awards.   

Before joining the Office of the Provost at UC, Love served as Chair of the Department of Psychology 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. She received her M.S. in Education from the University of Kentucky, and her B.S. in Psychology from Kentucky State University. Love’s research primarily focuses on the mental health of racial minority college students, the experiences of women of color in academia, and parenting practices.