Diane Z. Chase
Diane Chase is the executive vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of anthropology at UCF. She is a Pegasus Professor and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the ancient Maya of Central America, the rise and fall of complex societies, and mortuary archaeology. For over two decades, she has co-directed excavations at Caracol, Belize; before that she directed a project at Santa Rita Corozal in the same country. She has authored over 100 publications. Additional information on her research may be found at http://www.caracol.org .
In her role as executive vice provost for academic affairs, she oversees the university’s regional and discipline accreditation and serves as liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. She is also university liaison to the Florida Board of Governors Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the UCF Board of Trustees Educational Programs Committee, and the UCF Faculty Senate. Other activities include academic program review and affiliation agreements. Units reporting to the executive vice provost include the Office of Internationalization, Faculty Affairs, and the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.