Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs at AU

As the center for academic programs at Augustana University, the Office of Academic Affairs provides a wide array of services and information, including:

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Meet the Interim Provost

The Augustana University Office of Academic Affairs is led by Interim Provost Dr. Joel Johnson. Johnson joined Augustana in 2003, teaching courses in political philosophy, American political thought, politics & literature and Asian politics. He was named interim provost by President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in February 2023, following the announcement that Provost & Executive Vice President Dr. Colin Irvine would be leaving Augustana at the end of the academic year to assume a new role as president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, on July 1. Johnson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he served as a lecturer on government. In 2010-11, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in American studies at the University of Marburg in Germany. From 2013 to 2016, he was appointed Augustana's Stanley L. Olsen Chair of Moral Values. The primary focus of his research is 18th and 19th-century American political thought. Johnson is the author of Beyond Practical Virtue: A Defense of Liberal Democracy through Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2007), in addition to numerous articles and book chapters.

Dr. Joel Johnson

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  • Office of Academic Affairs | 605.274.5231 | Fax: 605.274.4450

         Augustana University
         Administration Building (Second Floor)
         2001 S. Summit Avenue
         Sioux Falls, SD 57197


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JaVian Farr ‘24, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, was chosen as Augustana’s 2024 Commencement speaker. How to navigate through adversity is what Farr hopes to convey to his fellow classmates on Saturday, May 18, at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

Augustana University is extremely proud to announce the graduating Class of 2024. A total of 354 students earned baccalaureate degrees and 135 students earned a graduate degree from the university.

Augustana University is excited to announce that its eighth annual Giving Day will take place on Friday, May 10 — a 24-hour fundraising event that encourages alumni, parents, staff, faculty, coaches, administrators and friends to “Give Boldly.”