Gregg Kvistad

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Gregg Kvistad

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Denver

Gregg Kvistad has been Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Denver since 2005. He is the chief academic officer responsible for enhancing academic quality, intellectual inquiry, and research activities at the University. He is also responsible for annually developing the University’s budget. He is a full professor and previously served as Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Denver between 1998 and 2005, and as Chair of the Department of Political Science between 1991 and 1998.

His published academic research is in the area of postwar European politics. He previously taught at Wellesley College and was a research associate at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. His recent professional activity includes conference and workshop presentations on the 21st century higher education model, faculty appointments, faculty research and public policy, faculty lifecycles and post-tenure review, faculty workforce models, faculty diversity and inclusion, and technology and pedagogy. 

Professional Achievements

  • Fulbright Fellow in Cologne, Germany, for research on German politics; 1979-1980
  • Social Science Research Council Fellow in Berlin, Germany, for research on a book on postwar German politics; 1987-1988
  • William Driscoll Master Educator Award, best professor at the University of Denver, 1988-1989
  • The Rise and Demise of German Statism: Loyalty and Political Membership (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1999). Selected as Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1999.