Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs
Francine Conway, an award-winning scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in child psychopathology, is a Distinguished Professor and serves as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She previously served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick from 2016 to 2020. As dean, in addition to leading the nation's premier academic programs training doctoral-level psychologists—including a top nationally-ranked doctoral PsyD program in clinical psychology, she also led the school's nationally recognized research and service centers: Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies, Douglass Developmental Disability Center, Center for Psychological Services, Center for Applied Psychology, and the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services.
Dr. Conway has provided leadership for schools and professional psychology programs through the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). As president, she led a campaign to enhance the curriculum in preparing psychologists to lead social change. Dr. Conway now serves as the Immediate Past-President for NCSPP. She has also served as a Big Ten Liaison representing Rutgers University at two Big Ten academic leadership programs—Academic Leadership Program (ALP) and Department Executive Officer (DEO) Program.
Conway, a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University, earned her doctoral degree from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, where she later served on the faculty for 13 years. During her tenure at Adelphi, she has led many university-wide initiatives on behalf of the Provost office, including strategic planning, the Growing Enrollment, Intensifying the Student Experience and Strengthening Academic Quality for Traditional Undergraduates Initiative, Sophomore Retention, implementing High Impact Practices, Classroom Utilization Review, Community Engagement, and Carnegie Classification and Middle States Review and many more.