Dr. Glenn Acree has been named Assistant Provost at Belmont University, with primary responsibilities in the areas of assessment, engaged learning and advancement. At Belmont, Acree has served as Director of Academic and Community Outreach and Undergraduate Research for the College of Arts and Sciences since 2001 and holds an appointment as Professor of Mathematics.
“Glenn Acree brings to this university-level position considerable experience working within Belmont and with external partners and constituencies,” said Provost Dr. Dan McAlexander. “We are delighted to have someone of his talent and abilities working with our academic leadership to ensure the excellence of our programs and to extend our connections with community supporters.”
Associate Provost Dr. Marcia McDonald added, “In his past six years with the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Acree has helped develop a number of programs that have been expanded university-wide. He brings to his new position the ability to think creatively about our university programs in academic engagement and a strong commitment to academic quality and undergraduate research.”
Dr. Acree led the expansion of undergraduate research opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences through the development of a Summer Scholars program and interdisciplinary research projects in the sciences. He also developed “Conversations @ Belmont,” which reaches over 1000 area teachers in 17 counties to provide opportunities for dialogue and professional development with Belmont faculty. Additional areas of leadership include programs connecting Belmont students with secondary students in areas of academic interest and symposia focused on academic achievement and undergraduate research.
Dr. Acree received his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Emory University, a M.S. from Georgia State University, and his B.A. from Samford University, with additional graduate study at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his appointment to the Belmont University faculty in 1997, Dr. Acree was on the faculty at Wake Forest University. He has also been employed by Aspect Communications of Brentwood as a software developer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Nashville Technology Council and serves with numerous community organizations in Franklin, Tennessee.