Amanda Godley Named Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Amanda Godley in a red shirtUniversity of Pittsburgh Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd announced that Amanda Godley, professor in the School of Education, has been appointed vice provost for graduate studies, effective July 1, 2020.

Godley is professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education and has secondary appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. She also is a faculty fellow in the Center for Urban Education and the Honors College.

Godley has been at Pitt for 18 years, leading various professional development, recruitment, mentoring and diversity programs both within and outside the University. She has served as associate chair of the Department of Instruction and Learning, where she mentored junior faculty, chaired various departmental committees, wrote new departmental policies and handled student grievances. She also served as chair of the School of Education’s promotion and tenure, academic affairs and PhD committees.

“I have been deeply impressed by Amanda’s firm belief that the strength and development of our faculty and our students is integral to the strength and development of the University as a whole,” said Cudd. “Her collaborations with academic units across Pitt in faculty and student development, mentoring and diversity have greatly enhanced cross-campus networking and sharing of ideas.”

Godley was one of the designers of the School of Education’s first online master’s program in English education. Her research is focused on improving instructional quality and equity at the college and high school levels, and thus directly relates to educational excellence and innovation.

This year, she was part of a University-community partnership that was honored with a Partnership of Distinction Award for educational enrichment for refugee and immigrant communities.

Godley will fill the position as Nathan Urban joins Lehigh University as provost.