Beth Pontari

Interim VP, Academic Affairs & Provost & Professor, Psychology at Furman University

Dr. Pontari's primary role is to support the creation, maintenance, coordination, promotion, assessment, funding and tracking of engaged learning activities that include but are not limited to undergraduate research, internships, engaged living, and study away experiences. She oversees the assessment and inventory of engaged learning activities and has the charge of establishing the processes to determine which engaged learning opportunities-traditional and nontraditional-constitute high-impact learning experiences – with the goal of expanding their definition of engaged learning. She also assists faculty and staff in determining which engaged learning opportunities are most effective for students at different stages of their academic pathways and continues to work to expand student access to high impact engaged learning activities. Dr. Pontari is also a professor of Psychology.


  • Interim VP, Academic Affairs & Provost & Professor, Psychology

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