Jeremy Korr Ph.D.

Jeremy Korr, Ph.D.

Provost/ Executive Vice Chancellor Academic Affair


Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences at University of Massachusetts Global!

Jeremy Korr Ph.D.

No matter where your career or educational interests lie, the School of Arts & Sciences provides the foundation for every student and the skills employers are seeking in their employees.

Instead of a generic approach to general education, we promote a competency based approach that allows students to demonstrate critical thinking or writing, or the development of an ethical framework by which to make decisions, through a variety of courses across the curriculum in subjects of interest and relevancy to the lived world. From music to food, from the sociology of the family to constitutional rights, there is a course that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity.

Many associate Arts and Sciences with biology, freshman composition and history 101, but that is only a small piece of what we offer. UMass Global's School of Arts & Sciences covers an array of subjects and disciplines including liberal studies, criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. We even offer a Bachelor's in Applied Studies that allows you to design your own curriculum based on your work experience, your interests and future goals.

As you consider your education options, keep in mind these words from Albert Einstein:

It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

Let us help open your mind to new possibilities.


Dr. Jeremy Korr
Provost/ Executive Vice Chancellor Academic Affair
University of Massachusetts Global


Dr. Jeremy Korr has served as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences since 2011. With master’s and doctoral degrees in American Studies from the University of Maryland, Dr. Korr has published, taught, and presented in the areas of urban and transportation history, food and culture, cultural geography, American Studies, and higher education. His prior appointments include associate dean of Arts & Sciences; associate director of the College Park Scholars Program in American Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park; and visiting assistant professor of history in the Student Recommended Faculty Program at the University of California, Irvine. He joined University of Massachusetts Global as a full-time faculty member in 2005 and has worked at the Victorville, Ontario, Irvine, and Online campuses.

Dr. Korr serves as University of Massachusetts Global’s lead representative to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS). He is a member of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, the American Studies Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, the Online Learning Consortium, and the Association for the Study of Food and Society.  In addition to his academic work, Dr. Korr has led contra dance and folk dance programs for communities and schools since 1992.


  • Social Sciences


Ph.D. in American Studies

University of Maryland, College Park
Dissertation: "Washington's Main Street: Consensus and Conflict on the Capital Beltway, 1952-2001"

M.A. in American Studies

University of Maryland, College Park
Thesis: "Cultural Landscapes in Material Culture Studies"

B.A. in English

University of Maryland, College Park
Area of concentration: Folklore

Scholarly Activities

Koor, J., Derwin, E., Greene, K. and Sokoloff, W.

"Transitioning an Adult-Serving University to a Blended Model"

Journal of Continuing Higher Education 60:1: 2012

Approaches to Competency-Based Liberal Education That Enhance Access and Equity

AAC&U Diversity, Learning and Student Success Conference

San Diego, CA

Developing High-Quality Undergraduate Degree Programs and General Education in Competency-Based (CBE) Format.

AAC&U Annual Meeting

Washington, DC

Professional Experiences

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

University of California, Irvine

Student Recommended Faculty Program.

Associate/Assistant Director

College Park Scholars Program,

University of Maryland, College Park


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