Office of the Provost

From the Provost

Provost David L. Jamison, J.D. 

  • Hometown: Born in Chicago; grew up in Glen Dale, West Virginia
  • Languages: Italian, French 
  • Hobbies: Golf, reading, chess, grandkids

People would be surprised to know that: "I served in the U.S. diplomatic corps in Brussels and in Rome before becoming a professor."

As provost, my job is to coordinate and support all of the university's graduate and undergraduate degree programs. I work with the deans, faculty, and Student Life professionals to make "engaged learning" the hallmark of a Robert Morris education. 

I’m proud to share leadership in the university’s key academic mission:  combining a broad liberal arts education with the highest level of professional preparation. I’m proud to be at a university where all of the professional programs — business, education, nursing, computing, and engineering — have been given full accreditation by peers in higher education. And I’m very proud to work with faculty colleagues who are teachers and mentors above all.

Not only do I work here — I’m a satisfied customer. My stepdaughter Jennifer earned her RMU degree, did an internship, participated in a service learning project, and is now employed in the field of her studies. Our office is ready to support more success stories like Jennifer’s.


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