Andrae Marak
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
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Dr. Andrae Marak is the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Roosevelt University. An established academic leader, he brings over 17 years of higher education experience to his role as chief academic officer.

Dr. Marak sets and achieves the academic vision for the university as a key member of the executive leadership team. He oversees the five college deans and the vice provosts for student success and faculty research and success.

As the first in his family to earn a college degree, Dr. Marak understands firsthand that underrepresented students face many roadblocks in their higher education journey. Dr. Marak has prioritized creating clear pathways for student success both within and across institutions and programs. He plans to work across the University to actively engage nontraditional and disadvantaged students, ensuring they have the support to reach their educational goals.

Dr. Marak brings a collaborative approach to leadership and is deeply committed to shared governance. He is a champion for faculty professional development that focuses on student-centered pedagogy, meeting students where they are, and discovering effective interventions and supports.

In recent years, Dr. Marak has collaborated with others to build university relationships in the community with corporate and nonprofit partners. He aims to promote experiential learning, prior learning assessment and competency-based education opportunities.

Dr. Marak is a borderlands scholar who examines transnational flows of licit and illicit goods and migration as well as indigenous history in the North American West.

Topic of Expertise
  • Borderlands scholar

    Transnational flows of licit and illicit goods and migration and borderlands education.

  • Indigenous history in the North American West

    19th and 20th century histories of the Comcáac, Tohono O’odham, Rarámuri and Kikapu Nations

  • First-generation student success

    English and Math Co-requisite interventions; removal of barriers in science gateway courses; focus on Veterans and Hispanic/LatinX students

  • Ph.D. Latin American Studies (History and Political Science) — University of New Mexico
  • M.A. Political Science — Syracuse University
  • B.A. Political Science — Marquette University