Office of the Provost

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty is the chief academic officer of the College and oversees Academic Affairs. This includes the curriculum, academic resources, institutes and centers, as well as faculty governance and personnel matters.

Main Office Phone: 717-358-4283
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet the Provost

Learn more about Provost and Dean of the Faculty Cameron B. Wesson. 

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Meet the Provost's Office Staff

Introduce yourself to the staff in the Office of the Provost and discover who to contact for your specific questions or concerns. 

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Initiatives & Accomplishments 

Faculty Accomplishments

Read more about our faculty and their research and scholarship, collaboration with students, awards, grants and more. 

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Experiential Learning Communities at F&M

Looking toward the future and following the evolving needs of our society in the 21st century, F&M has developed several new faculty-led ventures connecting the liberal arts to the world beyond campus.

  • Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster
    "CSEwL" is a hub for generating new avenues of inquiry, initiatives, and research collaborations between F&M and diverse constituencies in Lancaster City and County. 

  • Creativity, Innovation and the Future of Work
    Students need to become experts within academic disciplines and develop cross-disciplinary skills and mindsets. Creativity, Innovation & the Future of Work at F&M gives students the chance to flex their hard-earned academic expertise while gaining invaluable real-world experience addressing complex problems as members of multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Entrepreneurship at F&M
    In the spirit of living up to Benjamin Franklin’s legacy of creating solutions in the service of the public good, F&M has created an initiative centered on entrepreneurship and the spirit of having a positive, lasting impact in the world around us. 
  • Humanities Initiative
    The Humanities Initiative at F&M promotes humanistic inquiry as the core of liberal arts education for the 21st century through initiatives that foster humanistic thought and demonstrate the relevance of the humanities throughout students’ undergraduate experience and faculty members’ intellectual lives. 
  • Philadelphia Alumni Writers House 
    The Philadelphia Alumni Writers House is both a hub for creative innovation on F&M's campus and a bridge for students and faculty to the wider world of professional literary arts. Our programs and projects bring students into conversation with dozens of eminent and emerging contemporary writers each year, give them invaluable experience in editing, publishing, and literary activism, and link them to the Lancaster community, where they lead innovative arts programs and teach creative writing to Lancaster schoolchildren.


Supporting Faculty Development & Engagement 

F&M faculty have access to a robust set of resources related to teaching, scholarship, and service. The Office of the Provost is dedicated to connecting faculty with people and programs throughout Academic Affairs that can support their personal and professional growth.

Browse the pages below, and please feel free to contact us with questions.


Shared Governance and Community

Faculty involvement in shared governance is crucial to the institutional environment that allows the profession and academic freedom to flourish. Learn more about what this means and why faculty have a responsibility for it. 

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Faculty Center

The Faculty Center offers pedagogical and research support and provides resources to support faculty development, as well as community-building through informal interaction.   

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Office of College Grants

This office supports the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, students, and staff, as well as the strategic priorities of the institution through services to help secure grant funding.  

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Research Policies and Practices

Explore the policies and practices created to facilitate faculty research, scholarship, and artistic expression and assist investigators in their creative endeavors, and to provide prudent stewardship of public and private funds.  

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Faculty DEI Initiatives

Several initiatives to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at F&M are underway in order to continue offering an excellent liberal arts education for all our students. Our overarching goal is to effect broader cultural change to create an enviroment of inclusion and respect that permeates our campus community. 

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For Current F&M Faculty

This website contains links to the Faculty Handbook and other documents, forms, and resources. 

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Teaching & Curriculum 


Called "Connections," our curriculum encourages students to strive beyond traditional boundaries and limits and make connections across what might be considered typical structures of study, between theory and practice, between other students and faculty, and between their liberal arts education and the world. 

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Academic Centers

Hubs for activity in the arts, environmental conservation, skill development in writing and problem-solving, and survey research, F&M's academic centers provide students, faculty and staff with a range of resources for teaching and learning. 

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The Franklin & Marshall College Library is housed in two locations: the Shadek-Fackenthal Library and the Martin Library of the Sciences.  

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Institutional Research

This office oversees F&M's data reporting and assesses the effectiveness of College programs in areas including academics and student achievement, financial resources, student life, and planning. 

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 Academic Affairs Newsletter

Latest Faculty Stories

Story 1/7/2022

Religion and the Brain: A Q&A with Professor John Modern

"I want to spend every moment of my life enjoying and being surprised and being shocked and being pushed and provoked by what I read or do. That’s my model as a scholar."

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Story 11/19/2021

F&M Launches Chesapeake Watershed Initiative

The Richard King Mellon Foundation is supporting the newly established Chesapeake Watershed Initiative at Franklin & Marshall College with $1.25-million grant.

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Story 11/12/2021

Mentors Benefit as Much as Mentees

Chemistry Professor Jennifer Morford, recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, shares her experiences as both. 

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