Office of the Provost

Elizabeth M. Meade, Ph.D.- Provost

Elizabeth M. Meade

Elizabeth M. Meade, Ph.D., is serving as provost at Cedar Crest College. In this role, Meade is responsible for academic life at the college including hiring new faculty; providing development opportunities for faculty; overseeing the curriculum in conjunction with relevant faculty committees; the First-Year Experience; the honors program; oversight of academic services; and student success and retention.

She previously served as associate provost, where she helped to develop and implement the First-Year Experience, a program designed to prepare first-year students for successful college careers. Before that, she served as a full professor and department chair in the humanities department. She joined Cedar Crest in 1993 as an assistant professor of philosophy.

Meade has published articles on a host of issues including moral judgment, service-learning, civic engagement, ethics pedagogy, and reproductive technology in many national professional journals. She earned her bachelor’s degree in German languages and literature from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College.

She serves as acquisitions librarian for St. Philip Neri Elementary School in East Greenville and as an assistant leader for a Brownie troop.