Glen Hahn Cope, Ph.D., was appointed Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on August 16, 2004. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Cope served as Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois Springfield. Before Springfield, Dr. Cope had been Associate Dean for five years and a member of the faculty for 15 years at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Cope is active in national professional organizations including the American Society for Public Administration, which she has served as president (2002-03) and member of the national council (1997-2004). She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has been active in the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Her teaching and research interests include public and nonprofit budgeting and finance, leadership and management of public and nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, and public sector economics. She earned the bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the master's degree in public administration at Syracuse University in New York, and the doctorate in public administration at The Ohio State University, Columbus.