Portrait of Judith Stoddart

Judith Stoddart serves as associate provost for University Collections and Arts Initiatives. Dr. Stoddart also serves as senior associate dean of the Graduate School and retains an appointment as associate professor in the Department of English.

In her associate provost role, Dr. Stoddart is responsible for supporting those units across campus that hold significant cultural and intellectual collections that serve the research, scholarship, and outreach missions of the University. She also serves as the coordinator for the comprehensive, campus-wide arts strategy.

Prior to her appointment in this role, Judith served as interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan State from 2015 to 2017, and senior associate dean in the Graduate School since 2018. In the Graduate School, she has been the co-PI and project director for national grants focused on graduate program improvement and graduate student retention and completion, and coordinating the University Fellowship Programs. She was recently named to the steering committee for the CIC/ACM Mellon Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, a 7-year $8.1 million grant focused on preparing underrepresented students in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts for graduate study and for transitioning through postdocs to faculty careers. In her faculty and Graduate School roles, Judith’s work has involved teaching and scholarly collaborations with the MSU Broad Museum and the MSU Museum. Judith was associate chair and graduate program director in the MSU Department of English, where her graduate and undergraduate teaching were recognized by departmental and university awards.

A National Merit Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar, Judith received a D.Phil. and M.Phil. in English from Oxford University and B.A.s in English and French from Michigan State University. She was a CIC Academic Leadership Fellow in 2002-2003.