Michael Austin

Michael Austin, PhD

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Evansville

Michael Austin is executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, where he supervises both the International Office and the university’s Harlaxton College program in the United Kingdom. Prior to coming to Evansville, he was the provost at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, and professor of English at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Austin received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. He has written eight books about literature, rhetoric, and public discourse, most recently in We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America’s Civic Tradition and in the bestselling textbook, Reading the World: Ideas That Matter. He is currently working on a book about administering Title IX programs at religious colleges and universities, to be published next year by Wesley’s Foundery Books.