Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff

Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Headshot of Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff

Dr. Graff holds a BA, MA and PhD in English from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (MIE). She is currently completing an LLM in Labour and Employment Law at Osgoode Hall (Toronto). An accomplished feminist scholar of the nineteenth century, Dr. Graff’s research focuses on critical theory, particularly evolutionary metaphorics and the production of hegemonic narratives of Englishness, and digital humanities in the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMS) sector. Her current research involves focused strategies for renewal of the academy, specifically in academic labour relations and removing barriers to participation.

Dr. Graff is also adjunct faculty in the Graduate Department of English at Dalhousie University, and Chair of the Management Committee of Faculty Bargaining Services (FBS).

Dr. Graff will concurrently hold a tenured appointment as Professor in the English Studies Department within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Nipissing University.

Dr. Graff previously worked at Nipissing University, including as both Acting Dean and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts & Science, and Chair of English Studies. Dr. Graff brings a wealth of leadership experience to this role, as well as an understanding of Nipissing’s strengths, potential, and important role in the community.