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Douglas Christiansen, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Douglas L. Christiansen holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and is Vanderbilt University's vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid. He is also an associate professor of public policy and higher education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt's Peabody College. In his role as vice provost, Dr. Christiansen serves as the university's chief enrollment strategist, overseeing the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships, Enrollment Management Operations Support, University Registrar, Enrollment Management for Health Sciences Education, Center for Data Management, and the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group (VIRG). He also oversees the Chancellors and Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship programs and the POSSE scholars program. He has been in higher education and admissions for nearly twenty five years.

Dr. Christiansen is currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for The College Board.