‌R.J. Clougherty, Jr

Bob CloughertyProvost

Dr Robert Clougherty is the Provost for Glasgow Caledonian New York College.  He has been with Glasgow Caledonian since 2014.  Previously he was at SUNY Empire State College where he served as Acting Vice Provost for Research, Innovation, and Open Education after serving as Dean of the Graduate School.  As Vice Provost, he oversaw institutional external connections and eternal relationships including institutional grants, sponsored programs, and external partnerships. 

As the Dean of the School for Graduate Studies, he oversaw eight programs of advanced academic study leading to master’s degrees (in social policy, labor policy, teaching, adult learning, learning and emerging technologies, business administration and community and economic development), and seven advanced-certificate programs.

Prior to Empire State College, he was at Tennessee Tech University where he was the Founding Director of the Institute for Technological Scholarship.  He also founded and directed the Web Design program.  He was a tenured full professor in the English department where he spent seven years directing the graduate programs.

He is a fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute; he was a Fulbright Hayes Senior Scholar at the University of Uppsala (Sweden) and his work has been translated into and published into multiple languages.  He has also published in many disciplines including literature, engineering, chemistry, web design, and online learning. 

He has a BA, cum laude, in English from Villanova University, an MA in rhetoric from Texas Woman's University, and a PhD in Modern Letters from the University of Tulsa.