Jane Gatewood has been named associate provost for global engagement, a role she started June 1.
Gatewood will lead and manage initiatives related to the University’s international activities. She will steward existing international programs and endeavors, working with deans, faculty, and administrators to lead the development of the institution’s plans for strategic global engagement. She will also oversee the assembly, analysis, and presentation of information about the University’s international activities and identify opportunities for partnerships in research, teaching, and education.
“Jane will provide much-needed coordination of international initiatives at the University level, and will provide support to the schools as they enlarge the scope and scale of their international activities,” says Provost Peter Lennie.
Lennie says Gatewood brings a “wealth of experience” in organizing international activities.
For the past nine years she has developed international initiatives and programs for the University of Georgia—first as associate director for international education and, more recently, as the founding director of international partnerships—an office charged with catalyzing and coordinating the university’s engagement with international institutions and entities. Gatewood has also traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
“I look forward to working with senior leadership, directors, faculty, and administrators to capitalize upon the considerable interest in and developments related to international higher education, working to further the already considerable achievements in this arena and to position the University even more strategically as a globally engaged university,” Gatewood says. “In this capacity, I intend to help lead the institution’s pursuit of research and learning opportunities worldwide in order to build a global network of partnerships with the world’s leading research institutions.”
Gatewood holds a B.A. from Emory University and a PhD from the University of Georgia. She has been an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Historical Research in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and she was a visiting research editor for the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Her academic training and expertise are in paleography, literary history, lexicography, and corpus linguistics.