Timothy Renick

  • Georgia State University

Timothy Renick is vice provost, chief enrollment officer and professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. He has overseen all of the Georgia State’s enrollment and student success programs since 2008. During that time, graduation rates for underrepresented students have increased by 18 points, and the university now ranks first in the nation in bachelor’s degrees conferred to African Americans. Tim is currently principal investigator on grants from the NSF to study the impact of unmet financial need on the academic performance of STEM majors; the Teagle Foundation for a multi-year study of the religious studies major; and from Lumina/AASCU for a study of transfer success and degree completion within three academic disciplines. In 2002, Tim was given the Award for Teaching Excellence for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Board of Regents, and in 2004 he was named National Teacher of the Year in the field of Religion by the American Academy of Religion. His work on student retention has been featured in the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on NPR and CNN. Tim earned his Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.