Dr. William F. “Bill” Tate IV has been appointed as the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tate is currently Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Washington University in St. Louis. At Washington University, Tate has held academic and research appointments including in African and African American studies, American culture studies, Center for Applied Statistics and Computation, Institute for Public Health, social policy, urban studies and education. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, he held the William L. and Betty F. Adams Chair at Texas Christian University and spent a decade on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He earned his doctorate in mathematics education with a cognate in human development from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine, a MAT in mathematical sciences education from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University. He also is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. Read more here.