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About Edward J Feser

Edward Feser is Provost and Executive Vice President of Oregon State University. As the chief academic officer of the campus, he works with the deans of Oregon State's eleven academic colleges, the University Honors College, and the Graduate School, as well as the Faculty Senate, the campus's vice presidents and other senior leaders, to develop and implement the university’s strategic plan; allocate the university's operating and capital budgets; advance student success initiatives and programs; recruit and retain an outstanding faculty and recognize faculty excellence; support the growth of OSU’s grant and contract-funded research and impact; and develop diversity and inclusion, enrollment management, and outreach and engagement strategies. A Professor of Public Policy, Feser's expertise is in regional economic development, innovation and technology policy, public policy and management, strategic planning, and regional economic modeling. He earned a Ph.D. in Regional Planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of San Francisco. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in Arlington, Virginia.


September 2015 Present Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Affiliated Professor, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Professor of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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College of Fine & Applied Arts
100 Architecture Building, MC-622
601 East Lorado Taft Drive
Champaign,IL 61822
+1 (217) 333-1660


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