Fostering Academic Excellence

APU is committed to fostering an atmosphere wherein academics is not simply taught, but lived. Professors, experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach, challenge and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are impelled to think critically and analyze thoroughly what they learn in the classroom.

The provost provides strategic academic vision for the university and oversees all academic matters, from hiring new faculty to working with faculty to develop new programs to setting academic policy.

News & Features

Office of the Provost

  • Azusa Pacific University Joins Landmark Concussion Study

    Azusa Pacific University’s student-athletes will participate in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head-impact exposure ever conducted as part of a joint $30 million initiative by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Jennifer Walsh Addresses Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., APU's dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, wrote an op-ed ahead of the Supreme Court's same-sex ruling that appears in the Christian Post.

  • Spirited Justice

    Robert Welsh, Ph.D., describes his experience of studying Christians who risk their lives for the sake of making peace and bringing justice. His findings? Christians are called to develop sensitivity to the Spirit's leading.

Elsewhere at APU

  • Reflections On Charleston

    The tragedy in Charleston forces us to agonize again over the question of why. Perhaps, a better question would be, "What should we do next as followers of Jesus Christ"?

  • A Picture of Affirmation

    Sam Louie, M.A. '09, a Seattle-based psychotherapist specializes in multicultural issues and addictions using PhotoTherapy, a therapeutic technique where photography is self-initiated as a means toward personal growth.

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  • Congratulations to APU's Sports Information Director Joe Reinsch, named 2013-14 SID of the Year by @ThePacWest! https://t.co/e3Rlsk2iTq

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  • Oh, the places you'll go! #iheartAPU http://t.co/RhBLRbyfXq

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