Dr. Chandler currently serves as Provost for Towson University. Dr. Chandler is a sport historian and holds a doctorate from Stanford University. He has been a professor in the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport at Kent State University since 2001. Prior to that, he taught at Syracuse University and was a visiting lecturer in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure at De Montfort University in Bedford, UK. Dr. Chandler’s previous positions include senior associate provost, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and dean of the College of Fine and Professional Arts at Kent State University. Past achievements include a college diversity plan and a five percent increase in faculty diversity, decentralized and enhanced student advising, and the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities for arts students in the community.