Scott Furlong, PhD

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 success endeavors.

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.