Cole M. Crittenden
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Cole M. Crittenden coordinates and supports the successful development and progress of academic initiatives, particularly those that cut across units and have broad strategic importance to the University and the potential for significant impact. As secretary to the Academic Planning Group, he works with the senior academic leadership of the University to provide support and guidance to faculty and academic units in the planning and development of new initiatives and programs and the enhancement of existing ones. Academic outreach, especially through partnerships with community colleges and other institutions of higher education, is also a focus of Cole’s work.
Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, Cole served as deputy dean of the Graduate School here at Princeton and twice served as its acting dean. Previously, he served as associate dean in Princeton's Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, a position he moved into after serving as the founding director of studies for Whitman College, one of Princeton's undergraduate residential colleges. Before joining Whitman College, he served as Allston Burr Senior Tutor and resident dean of Currier House at Harvard University and taught in Harvard's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He has also taught at Rutgers University - Newark and at Bucks County Community College. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Princeton and his bachelor's degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.