Brian J. Bartolini, Ed.D.
Dr. Brian J. Bartolini is associate vice president for academic affairs/chief institutional effectiveness officer. He has served as associate vice president for academic affairs at Providence College since 2004. A member of the College community since 1998, he has served in a number of administrative roles, including as director of academic services and special assistant to the vice president for assessment.
Bartolini is responsible for leading campus-wide assessment programs and regional and specialized accreditation efforts. He also provides leadership and support in the areas of campus academic policy, academic support and advisement, academic records, scheduling and registration, enrollment management and retention, sponsored research and programs, and student engagement in learning.
The units within academic affairs reporting to Bartolini include the Phillips Memorial Library, the Office of Academic Services, Institutional Research, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Sponsored Research & Programs.
An active participant in institutional affairs, Bartolini served as the College co-chair of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) reaccreditation self-study from 2005-08 and is PC’s NCAA athletics certification liaison. He has also chaired or co-chaired several committees, including the Committee on Assessment Issues and Resources, the Diversity Initiatives Committee, and the Academic Affairs Reorganization Transition Team.
Other committees he is currently a member of include the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Student Engagement Advisory Committee, the Core Curriculum Administrative Implementation Team, and the Enrollment Planning Committee.
The assistant editor of Academic Athletic Journal, a publication of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, Bartolini has authored several articles for publication in academic journals and has been a frequent presenter at regional conferences.
He is a member of the Association for Institutional Research, the Northeast Association for Institutional Research, and the Society for College and University Planning. He also is a fellow at the Center for Research and Education at Johnson & Wales University and an accreditation evaluator with NEASC.
Bartolini earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Springfield College. He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University. Prior to working at Providence College, he was academic coordinator and NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator at Southern Illinois University.