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NSU’s Provost Named to Digital Fellows Program

Ralph Rogers Jr., Ph.D.

Ralph Rogers Jr., Ph.D.

NSU’s Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Ralph Rogers, Jr., Ph.D. was selected by the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) as one of 32 provosts and chief academic officers to participate in the ACAO Digital Fellows Program.

Supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACAO Digital Fellows Program is designed to provide provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) with critical information, effective resources, and tested strategies to help CAOs and their faculty understand and adopt high quality digital courseware.

The goal of this project is to explore ways to use digital technology to increase the retention and persistence to gradation among undergraduate, especially those who are first generation students, low income, or students of color.

Additionally, the ACAO Fellowship Program will curate a rich, public archive of resources on digital learning and related issues to serve the community of CAOs who want to leverage digital curricular materials to foster student engagement and enhance student learning at their situations.

The year-long fellowship opportunity includes four meetings (or convenings) of the Fellowship recipients for workshops on digital learning. The Gates Foundation grant also includes support for individual campus projects focused on digital learning.

Rogers, who has served as provost at NSU since 2013, earned a baccalaureate (electrical engineering) and a master’s (industrial and systems engineering) at Ohio University and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.

For a full list of the 32 Fellowship Recipients, visit ACAO at