Sarah Fatherly

Dr. Sarah Fatherly

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Queens University

Sarah Fatherly is the chief academic officer for Queens University of Charlotte, overseeing all academic programs and services. Having served in that role since 2017, Dr. Fatherly has two decades of experience in academic administration. She joined Queens in 2012 as associate provost and dean of university programs providing a renewed focus to undergraduate student success and retention including the revitalization of the university’s signature student experiences notably general education, career readiness, and global education. She co-authored and directed a successful $2.2 million grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions program in support of these student success efforts. In addition to scholarship in her academic fields of study, Fatherly has published and presented widely on scaling high-impact practices, equity-minded curriculum innovation, faculty development practices, and campus partnerships for student success. She earned a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in United States History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.