Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor and Chair of German and Russian Studies

Donald J. Loewen

Donald LoewenDonald J. Loewen began his position as vice provost for undergraduate education in fall 2010. He remains an associate professor of Russian and also currently serves as chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies.

Loewen received his BA in 1984 from the University of Winnipeg, where he was a double major in religious studies and English literature, and his MA and PhD in Slavic languages and literatures from the University of Wisconsin, in 1993 and 2001 respectively. He and his family lived in Moscow from 1997-2000, and he joined the Binghamton faculty in 2001. He has published a book (The Most Dangerous Art) and a variety of articles on the autobiographies of Russian poets  and has written and spoken on a broad variety of other topics. Loewen's current major research project is on the role of Soviet-era monuments in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

As vice provost, Loewen works closely with the faculty masters in the University's residential communities, as well as with the Binghamton University Scholars Program, the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), the Office of External Scholarships, the Undergraduate Research Center, and the transfer articulation initiative. Among his major goals are continually improving the undergraduate education experience at Binghamton and fostering a campus culture of intellectual excellence and aspiration.

Vice Provost Loewen's office is located in room 713 of the Couper Administration Building (AD-713). His phone number is 607-777-2142. E-mail:

Last Updated: 7/23/14