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Laurie Quinn is Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Champlain College. Dr. Quinn provides leadership focused on academic excellence and ensures optimal operations in the areas for which she is responsible as Champlain's Chief Academic Officer. Her faculty background is in writing and literature.
Before her arrival at Champlain in 2014, Dr. Quinn served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Granite State College, New Hampshire's innovative public college focused on access to quality higher education for working adults. She also previously worked in the nonprofit sector as Senior Program Director at the New Hampshire Humanities Council, where she was an interdisciplinary scholar and grants officer.
Laurie holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies, and a Master's degree in English, both from Boston College. She earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of New Hampshire. Her academic interests include issues of social class, both in literary studies and in higher education; higher education trends, including online education and innovative curricula that connect theory to practice; cultural and feminist theory; British literature; and poetry. Laurie has been active as a public humanist in leading community and workplace book discussions, including the NEH-funded Literature & Medicine health care and humanities program sponsoring hospital-based discussion series; and the New Books, New Readers adult literacy initiative.