Office of the Dean
His term began on July 1 and will continue until the position is filled following a nationwide search, planned to launch this fall. Dr. Nardo has been Associate Provost for the past three years, and will continue in that role while Interim Dean.
Dr. Nardo also serves as Oglethorpe’s Director of Academic Assessment and liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. Previously, he was Interim Co-Provost during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Dr. Nardo earned his BA at Wake Forest in both English and Mathematics, and then his MS and PhD in Mathematics at Emory University. Dr. Nardo arrived at Oglethorpe in 2000 and has been one of its leaders in pedagogical reform through his work with SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities). His teaching and research interests include knot theory, probability, statistics, topology, and mathematical economics.
Beth Concepción, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost, Strategic Engagement
Beth Concepción, Ph.D., is assistant provost, strategic engagement for the Hammack School of Business, and also teaches in the Communication Studies department.
She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration and nearly 30 years of experience in journalism and public relations.
Concepción earned a B.A. from Oglethorpe, a B.S. from Mississippi State University, an M.A. and M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.