Milton Moreland is Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and professor of religious studies. Dr. Moreland received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University. As the chief academic officer of the college, he is the “go-to-person” for all matters that affect student learning at Rhodes. He is charged with enhancing the quality of undergraduate education through promotion of excellence in teaching, the development of scholarship, and close student-faculty interactions. He works closely with President Hass to implement the college’s strategic vision, including enhancing our relationships with community partners. In addition, he works with academic department and program chairs in addressing curricular, personnel, space, and budgetary matters. Dr. Moreland, Professor of Religious Studies, has served as the Director of the Rhodes Institute, Chair of the Archaeology Program, and was the founding Director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes College. He was the 2012 recipient of the Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service.
Provost Moreland teaches courses in the Search Program, Religious Studies, and Archaeology. He served as a Senior Field Supervisor at the archaeological excavation in Sepphoris, Israel, and directed excavations at 19th century archaeological sites in Tennessee. His publications include edited volumes and essays on Roman archaeology and biblical studies. He served as the Chair of the Archaeological Excavations and Discoveries section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting.
B.A., University of Memphis