Vice President of Academic Affairs
Campus Phone: Ext. 5305
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5047
Office: McCormick Hall 115
Department: Academic Affairs
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville
Dr. Jason Pierce is the vice president of academic affairs for Tusculum College.
As chief academic officer, Dr. Pierce is responsible for the academic integrity of the institution, for all programs and administrative offices related to the academic enterprise, and — in consultation with faculty, officers, and trustees — for long-range academic strategic planning, resource allocation and the implementation of new academic programs.
Dr. Pierce earned his doctorate in English from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Maine and a Master of Letters in Scottish literature from the University of Saint Andrews, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine.
He is widely published academically and has presented nationally on a variety of topics, including programs to support first-year student persistence and models for college Honors programs.
Dr. Pierce has been married to Dr. Joanna Tapp Pierce, a faculty member at Mars Hill, for seventeen years. They have two sons.