About Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs

Salem State University is committed to excellence in education, service and scholarship. 

Our academic programs have been designed to advance the intellectual and personal growth of all students through a wide spectrum of learning opportunities. To realize this goal, we rely upon the dedication and contributions of our superb faculty, our gifted librarians and our talented staff.

All Salem State undergraduate students receive an education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. They also acquire the competencies and knowledge necessary for success in a variety of professional fields. Our graduate students not only work toward meeting their own professional aspirations, but also meet the region's growing need for leaders with advanced credentials. Students within our school of continuing and professional studies can pursue educational opportunities despite competing responsibilities in their professional and personal lives. 

At Salem State, we prepare students to become competitive in the workforce and leaders in their professions and communities. 

I invite you to explore our academic programs and discover all that Salem State has to offer.

- Dr. David Silva, provost and academic vice president

Academic Leadership

Dr. Neal DeChillo, associate provost 

Dr. Joseph Cambone, dean, School of Education

Dr. Mary Churchill, associate provost and dean, Continuing and Professional Studies

Dr. Jeanne Corcoran, interim dean, College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Gail Gasparich, dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mr. Zachary Newell, interim director, Library Instruction and Learning Support

Dr. Linda Nowak, dean, Bertolon School of Business