Dr. Diane Alperin

Dr. Diane Alperin, Vice Provost

Diane E. Alperin is the Vice Provost. In this position, she assists the Provost with oversight of the Division of Academic Affairs and its administration, faculty, and staff members. She also acts as chief academic officer in the absence of the Provost, and she has university-wide responsibilities for personnel issues in Academic Affairs, including, but not limited to, promotion and tenure, professional development, collective bargaining, and the faculty credentialing process. Additionally, she served as FAU's Interim Provost & Chief Academic Officer from 2009 to 2011.

A resident of Delray Beach, Alperin joined Florida Atlantic University in 1980 following a career as a professional social worker in health care and child welfare. She has served as Director of Field Education and Chair of the Department of Social Work, Interim Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Associate Provost for the Boca Raton campus, and Associate Provost for Personnel and Academic Programs. She holds the current rank of Professor in Social Work.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Alperin received a BA degree from SUNY Stony Brook, a MS degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and a PhD from Florida International University. She is the co-author of two books, Innovation and Change in the Human Services and Human Services and the Marginal Client, and more than twenty articles published in major human service journals.


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