Jeffrey M. Stanton is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
He was appointed associate provost for academic affairs effective July 1, 2016. Stanton is also a professor in the University’s School of Information Studies, where he most recently served as interim dean from January 2015 to May 2016.
A member of the iSchool faculty since 2001, Stanton has served in a variety of roles at the University. Prior to his appointment as interim dean, he served as the iSchool’s senior associate dean and chair of the University’s Institutional Review Board. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a fellow of the American Council on Education in its emerging leaders fellowship program. He is also a graduate of the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute. In 2011, he was named the University’s first associate vice president for research, a rotating position intended to strengthen the connections between the Office of Research and researchers in the schools and colleges. He also helped design the iSchool’s Innovation Studio, a classroom environment supporting hands-on, problem-focused learning.
Stanton’s academic specialty is organizational psychology, including personnel assessment systems, employee surveys, coaching, and institutional change processes. He served as action editor for the journal Human Resource Management from 2004-2011 and served on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, the premier methodological journal in the field of management, from 2003-2013. He has published research in job satisfaction, work-related stress, psychometrics, and statistics with a particular focus on self-report techniques. He has conducted numerous research projects that have applied organizational theories and research toward understanding the interactions of people and technology in institutional contexts. Two particular areas of focus include information technology workforce equity and behavioral information security.
Stanton’s record of scholarship includes three books, 46 peer-reviewed journal articles, dozens of book chapters, and more than 50 refereed conference papers. He also has obtained more than $5.5 million in extramural funding, including the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award. In addition to his academic career, he worked for more than a decade in business—both at established firms and at start-ups—as a software engineer and manager.
Stanton has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from University of Connecticut and a B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth College.