Tarshia L. Stanley, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tarshia Stanley came to Wagner College as Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2022. Previously, she had been the dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She came to St. Kate’s from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she had been a member of the English faculty for nearly two decades. She served as chair of the English Department and director of the college’s honors program. Her areas of scholarly focus are film, media studies and African American speculative fiction. Tarshia Stanley earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Duke University. She attended the University of Florida for her graduate studies, where she earned both her master’s and doctoral degrees in English.

The office of Academic Affairs is guided by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs who serves as chief academic officer of the college. Working with administrators, the Provost collaborates with the entire campus and external constituents to achieve the academic mission and vision of Wagner College.