Dr. Scott Furlong, SUNY Oswego’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has 24+ years of higher
education experience. He is a political scientist with a focus on American Government and Public Policy. He
previously served as the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (previously the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for ten years with academic and
administrative responsibility over a range of arts and sciences programs. Prior to becoming dean, he served as
chair of the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs and as Co-Director of UWGB’s First Year
Experience Program (FOCUS).
He has published extensively in the area of public and rulemaking policy. He has co-authored two books
published by CQ Press/Sage: Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives (with Michael Kraft and recently
published as a 6th edition), and Rulemaking: How Government Agencies Write Law and Make Policy (with
Cornelius Kerwin and soon to be its 5th edition). He has taught courses in American Government and Politics,
Public Policy, Regulatory Policy, Administrative Law, Public Management, and a first year seminar class. He is
often asked to share his expertise on issues of government and politics by national, state, and local media.
At SUNY Oswego, Dr. Furlong manages the Academic Affairs division ensuring the academic integrity of the
various programs. This also includes a variety of offices that support the College’s academic and student
He earned his bachelor of arts degree in Government from St. Lawrence University in New York, and his
Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and Ph.D. in Political Science from American University.