The Office of the Provost fosters and supports academic excellence throughout the University. Working with faculty and key staff, we provide direction and oversight to the development of academic programs and courses, administer academic and faculty policies, and coordinate university efforts to meet accreditation standards and comply with other performance and reporting requirements.
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Research & Scholarship
Texas A&M-San Antonio faculty do research which they incorporate into their teaching.
Learn more about how the sponsored research process works.
Mike O'Brien Provost Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Michael O’Brien, Ph.D. is best known for his work in evolutionary archaeology and biology. O’Brien has authored or edited 26 books and written over 150 articles. Appearing in journals such as Science, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Human Evolution, and Journal of Theoretical Biology. In 1980 he joined the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of anthropology and director of the American Archaeology Division, the research arm of the anthropology department. He was promoted to the rank of professor in 1989 and became Dean of Arts and Science in 2006 following a national search.
“I cannot imagine any institution of higher learning that doesn't emphasize research because it's as much a part of educating undergraduate and graduate students as is lecturing to a class of thirty or holding a seminar discussion.”