Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Guy-Alain Amoussou was named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University, effective September 5, 2017. Prior to this assignment, he has been serving as Associate Provost since 2015.
As Associate Provost, Dr. Amoussou provided assistance in the administration of the university’s academic programs. As part of his responsibilities, he led evidence-based initiatives to support student learning, retention and graduation; closing the achievement gap; promoting undergraduate research; and engaging faculty and staff in professional learning communities. These initiatives have received funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, Apple and Thurgood Marshall Fund, totaling close to $5 million.
Before joining Bowie State, Dr. Amoussou served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he led programs of national impact and monitored NSF projects.
He was a full professor of computer science at Humboldt State University, part of the California State University System. He also served as founding director of the university’s international office, which provided an institutional infrastructure to promote international education.
Dr. Amoussou earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the Université de Picardie and Université Paris IX Dauphine, respectively. He holds a doctoral degree in industrial systems engineering and computer science from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France.