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Dr. Kyle Harper - Senior Vice Provost (effective January 1, 2013)

Dr. Kyle Harper, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

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Dr. Kyle Harper, Director, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and Associate Professor of Classics & Letter has been appointed as the Senior Vice Provost, Norman Campus effective January 1, 2013.  Dr. Harper will assume the duties as Senior Vice Provost as an additional activity and will continue teaching and serving as Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage.  He will assist the Provost on a part-time basis on major, new academic initiatives, including working with the President’s Task Force on comprehensive curriculum review and delivery methods for first-year classes and as a liaison to the new working group on digital technology.

Harper, a faculty member in OU’s Department of Classics and Letters, also serves as director of OU’s Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, which last year launched the university’s successful Teach-In series on constitutionalism, drawing an audience of thousands throughout the daylong, annual event.  The Teach-In also was broadcast on OETA and posted on iTunesU, where it has been downloaded by tens of thousands of viewers to date from Belgium to Bulgaria and Kazakhstan to Korea.  He recently created and introduced “,” an OU website featuring a weekly series of short lectures on constitutional law and constitutional history, making civic education available to anyone any time. Dr. Harper received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 2007, and is an Associate Professor of Classics & Letters.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Harper as he steps into this new role with the Provost’s Office.


Contact Information:                    

Dr. Kyle Harper  -
Senior Vice Provost; Director, Institute for the American
Constitutional Heritage and Associate Professor in Classics & Letters
104 Evans Hall        215 Carnegie Hall
 405-325-4962          405-325-4063