Dr. Rick Stephens

Provost of Catawba College

Dr. Rick Stephens earned two Master’s degrees and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and ultimately became a professor there. In addition to the years that Stephens spent teaching at the University of Kansas, he also served as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor and chair of the department of sociology and social work at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois; as a visiting professor of sociology at Nizhni Novgorod State University in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia; as vice president for Academic Affairs and as academic dean at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts; and as Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Husson College in Bangor, Maine.