Dr. Stephen P. Roberts was named interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs July 1, 2019. In this role, he oversees all academic programs as well as enrollment management, international affairs and Curtis Laws Wilson Library.
Roberts joined Missouri S&T in 2014 as the founding dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. He previously served as professor and chair of biology at Central Michigan University. As an evolutionary scientist focused on the integrative biology of insects, he specializes in the study of honeybees and solitary bee species, and he has won several research awards from the American Physiological Society and the Society for Integrative Comparative Biology. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biological sciences from Illinois State University.