UGA names Pagnattaro as new VP of instruction
Marisa Anne Pagnattaro has been named vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia, university officials announced today.
Pagnattaro has served as interim vice president for instruction since February and is a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, the university’s highest teaching honor, in the Terry College of Business.
“Dr. Pagnattaro has a long and distinguished record of excellence in instruction and leadership at the University of Georgia, and I am delighted that she will serve as the next vice president for instruction,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “She brings a multitude of strengths to this position that will benefit our students and faculty and the offices that support them.”
Before leading the Office of Instruction as interim vice president, Pagnattaro was the university’s vice provost for academic affairs. Prior to joining the Provost’s Office leadership, Pagnattaro was the I.W. Cousins Professor of Business Ethics and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Terry College. She is the author of “In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison,” which explores literary depictions of the American legal system.
Pagnattaro earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University and holds a J.D. from New York Law School and Ph.D. in English from UGA.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to partner with UGA’s extraordinary faculty, staff and academic leaders as we build upon our institution’s national reputation for excellence in teaching and learning,” Pagnattaro said. “Our students are outstanding, and their success is my overriding priority.”