Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Throop serves as the chief academic affairs officer of Green Mountain College and supervises over all aspects of the College’s academic programs and academic support services, including Griswold Library, the Calhoun Learning Center, Information Technology, Cerridwen Farm and Environmental Initiatives. He is a member of the president’s cabinet, and provides leadership in planning and assessment in his areas of responsibility. The provost is the senior vice president of the College who serves as chief executive officer in the president’s absence. The provost also maintains external relationships with community leaders, other academic institutions and other organizations related to ongoing programs and special program initiatives such as the coordination of the Eco League program with Alaska Pacific University, College of the Atlantic, Prescott College and Northland College.
Bill Throop has a B.A. from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University. After arriving at Green Mountain College in 1996, he has served as chair of Environmental Studies and dean of Humanities, Arts and Natural Sciences, and since May 2002 as provost.
A nationally recognized scholar in environmental philosophy, he edited the first anthology devoted to ethical issues in ecological restoration, and he serves on the editorial boards of Ecological Restoration and Environmental Ethics. During his twenty-five years teaching in liberal arts colleges, Bill has published articles in philosophy of science, theory of knowledge, pragmatism and value theory. He lives on a small farm in Hebron, NY. where his sheep and chickens lead the truly good life.
William Throop, Ph.D
Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies
Pollock Hall, Second Floor
Executive Assistant to the Provost
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