Scott Coltrane became the Senior Vice President and Provost on February 13, 2014 after serving as Interim Senior Vice President and Provost since July 1, 2013.
As Provost, Coltrane serves as the chief academic officer at the University of Oregon, fostering excellence in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and service to Oregonians.
Coltrane previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon (2008-2013) and as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside (2004-2008).
Coltrane received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1988 and was a professor of Sociology at the University of California Riverside from 1988 to 2008. His research focuses on families, with special attention given to the ways that mothers and fathers divide parenting and housework. He is the author of four books and more than 100 articles and chapters. Coltrane received the Distinguished Teaching Award at UC Riverside, is past President of the Pacific Sociological Association, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.