James Savoie was named associate provost at the University of the Arts in July 2009. An A.B.D. doctoral candidate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he was most recenty assistant vice president for academic affairs at Philadelphia University.
At Philadelphia University, Savoie served as a member of the academic council and on the university’s senior strategy team for academic programs. He managed all strategic initiatives for program assessment and international education, and oversaw academic support programs. In October 2008, Savoie served as a panelist on the Institute for International Education’s forum “Education without Borders” at the United Nations.
Prior to working at Philadelphia University, Savoie was the director of academic services at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he managed faculty affairs and all academic advising programs for the school’s 12 departments and 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
A resident of the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Savoie earned his master of arts degree from the University of Maine’s Department of Theatre and Dance in 1989, and his bachelor of arts degree from the Department of Communications and Theater at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in 1985. He is a member of several national academic associations, including the American Council of Academic Deans, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, and Institute for International Education.