Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo became UND's provost and vice president for academic affairs in May 2013. As provost, he provides academic leadership and vision for the campus, champions academic excellence, integrity, and fairness, engages in strategic planning, and supports faculty, staff, and student initiatives to enrich the quality of education and further the University's mission in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the public.
DiLorenzo previously served as Associate Vice President for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), after serving as the founding Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB. With an operating budget of more than $90 million, the 22-department College of Arts and Sciences included the former School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Education. During his tenure as dean, DiLorenzo created and directed the Honors College at UAB, the University Advising Center, the Office of Student Engagement (Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, Study Away, and Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships), the First Annual 2-week New Faculty Orientation Initiative, and the Instructional Technology and Innovative Learning Environments (i2T2) Institute.
Prior to his position at UAB, DiLorenzo was at the University of Delaware (1999-2010), where he was chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences (which included the arts, humanities, and sciences). Prior to that (1990-1999), he was Chair of the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Psychology.
DiLorenzo earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1984 from West Virginia University, where he also earned his master's degree in Clinical Psychology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, both from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi and Jackson Veterans Administration Medical Centers.