F&M Summer Sessions

At F&M, it’s your summer, your way. Whether you're a high school student looking to dip your toes into college academics or a guest college student hoping to stay on track or get ahead with course credits, our Summer Sessions offer a range of flexible options tailored to your academic goals.

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Office of the Provost

Dr. Mary Osirim is the Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty. She is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and former Provost at Bryn Mawr College. At Bryn Mawr, she held several other positions including Dean of Graduate Studies, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Director of Africana Studies, and Faculty Diversity Liaison. Dr. Osirim’s scholarly research has focused on women, entrepreneurship, the state and non-governmental organizations in the microenterprise sectors of Nigeria and Zimbabwe, the development of gender studies scholarship in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as transnationalism and community development among African immigrants in the United States.

The Office of the Provost at F&M oversees the Academic Affairs division including the curriculum, faculty governance and personnel matters, and the academic resources, institutes, and centers listed below. In this role, Dr. Osirim works closely with faculty and staff to ensure that academic initiatives align with the College's mission of excellence in liberal arts education.

Dr. Osirim maintains an open-door policy and encourages faculty, staff, and students to stop by and say “hello.”

Mary Osirim, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty

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Office of the Provost Staff

Gregory Adkins

Emeritus Senior Research Associate

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Daniel R Ardia

Associate Dean of the Faculty and Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology

Biological Foundations of Behavior; Biology; Science, Technology and Society

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Kay Ford

Executive Assistant to the Provost

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Brittany R Grear

Interim Director of Budget & Communications for Academic Affairs

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Patty A Hollister

Assistant to the Associate Deans

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Mary Osirim

Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty

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Amelia F Rauser

Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Charles A. Dana Professor of Art History

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Now Hiring: Tenure-Track Faculty

Franklin & Marshall College is hiring tenure-track professors for academic year 24-25! A residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education, F&M aims to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning. The College supports faculty development and scholarship through research funding, a dedicated Faculty Center, and a robust shared governance structure.

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F&M Academics in the Spotlight

January 24, 2024

F&M Receives $1.4 Million Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Reckoning with Lancaster” Humanities Project

F&M is one of just 10 liberal arts colleges to be named a new recipient of a Humanities for All Times grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

January 16, 2024

Common Hour Returns Jan. 18

Common Hour will resume Jan. 18 in addition to Campus Hour programming. The weekly event enables the F&M and Lancaster communities to engage in a campuswide dialogue.

January 10, 2024

‘Why I Chose F&M’: Students and Young Alumni Look Back

Current students and recent graduates reflect on what led them to choose F&M for their undergraduate experience.