- B.A. in English, Oklahoma State University
- M.A., Ph.D. in English, University of Connecticut
Julie Nash is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs where she provides leadership in student and faculty success. She oversees the University Library, the Honors College, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and the Advance Office for Faculty Equity. She has expertise in accreditation, curriculum, pedagogy and leadership.
Nash is passionate about access to higher education for all students and has championed initiatives that promote equity such as lowering the cost of textbooks, programs for first-generation college students, creating a student emergency fund and improving opportunities for community college transfer students.
Nash joined the UMass Lowell community as a faculty member in the English Department, where holds the tenured position of associate professor. Prior to her current appointment, she served in a number of administrative roles such as director of the Gender Studies Program, Honors director, and associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Vice Provost Nash is a regular presenter at national workshops and conferences on leadership, higher education collaborations, student equity, supporting first-generation student success and other issues in higher education.