Dr. Amy Chasteen serves as a Professor of Sociology and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the
University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Chasteen received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of
Michigan and has been a USM faculty member since 1997. As a sociologist and an administrator, Dr.
Chasteen focuses on understanding generational differences, the power of culture and social change, and our
increasingly diverse educational and work environments.
As Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chasteen supports the work of the Provost and Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs, serving as the Provost’s designee in his absence. She exercises
leadership in assigned areas of responsibility and assists the Provost with strategic initiatives across the
division of academic affairs. Dr. Chasteen has primary responsibility for faculty development, student success,
online learning initiatives, and overall enrollment management at the institution.