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Academic Affairs and Provost

Since 1958, Lourdes University has provided an excellent private liberal arts education focused on professional studies. As the university’s chief academic officer, it is the Provost’s responsibility to support and extend the mission of our founders, the Sisters of St. Francis, and to collaborate with faculty to ensure a rigorous Franciscan education.

Terry M. Keller, PhD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Terry Keller

Office: Lourdes Hall 132

Education: PhD, Michigan State University, MSW, St. Louis University, MBA, Webster University, BA, Aquinas College

Terry M. Keller, PhD, serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Lourdes University. Dr. Keller first came to Lourdes as Assistant Professor of Social Work and has served in increasing leadership roles including Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost, and Interim President (October 2022 – June 2023).

In his Cabinet level roles, Dr. Keller has been responsible for leading the overall direction of the University and management of academic programs. His accomplishments include designing, implementing and successfully managing the university’s Ireland study abroad program. He was also instrumental in establishing the Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages program, the first of its kind in the U.S. In addition to his Lourdes duties, Dr. Keller was recently elected University Director of the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs for a 3-year term (October 2022 – October 2025).

Prior to joining the Lourdes community, Dr. Keller taught classes at Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Aquinas College. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from Michigan State University, a Master in Business Administration degree from Webster University, a Master in Social Work from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication from Aquinas College.

A Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Ohio and a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan, Dr. Keller has worked as a behavioral health case manager, clinical supervisor, and outpatient therapist. His clinical experience focused on community mental health involving individual, family and group work. He also holds the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) certification.

A respected professional and academic, Dr. Keller has conducted several research projects and penned multiple articles, manuscripts and peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also presented in three countries and across the U.S. Currently, he has four manuscripts in development.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Contact Information

Juliana R. Sample
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Lourdes University
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

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