Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Dr. Katharine E. Stewart is Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and a professor in the Department of Psychology at NC State University. As Senior Vice Provost, Stewart is responsible for the coordination and oversight of policies related to faculty employment such as promotion, tenure, post-tenure review, scholarly reassignment, distinguished professorships and phased retirement. She also supervises the efforts of the Office for Faculty Excellence, which provides professional development opportunities and support to NC State faculty. The Office for Faculty Excellence also coordinates many of the internal faculty awards processes within the university as well as provides support to faculty for pursuing prestigious external awards.
A clinical medical psychologist, Stewart has been a prolific researcher and award-winning teacher and mentor. Prior to joining the university, Stewart was a behavioral health scientist with a 20-year career in health outcomes and HIV prevention research. She was the author or co-author of over 50 publications and the principal or co-principal investigator of grants and contracts totalling over $9 million, with the bulk of her funding from the National Institutes of Health. Stewart also taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, receiving awards for both teaching and mentorship. She has also served as a core director or co-director for federally-funded research centers for translational science, minority health disparities, prevention science, and AIDS research.
Stewart received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received master’s degrees in public health policy and in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her doctoral degree in clinical medical psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after the completion of a predoctoral internship with the department of psychiatry at UNC–Chapel Hill.