Office of the Regional Dean
On July 1, 2010 G. Michael Pratt became the first dean of Miami University's regional locations, and associate provost for academic affairs.
Dr. Pratt began his degree at Miami Middletown and completed it in Oxford in 1973. His master’s and doctoral degrees are from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Pratt was dean of graduate programs and dean of professional programs at Heidelberg University, Ohio, where he was employed in several capacities since 1983. A tenured professor of anthropology, he also directed a satellite program for Heidelberg since 2001.
In his roles as dean at Heidelberg, Dr. Pratt helped develop and modify the master’s degree curricula in education, counseling and business administration and had oversight for three of Heidelberg’s largest programs: education, business and sports management. Since 2002, he directed Heidelberg’s independent regional campus at Arrowhead Park, offering nontraditional students a selection of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Among other administrative accomplishments, Dr. Pratt developed articulation agreements between Heidelberg and two community colleges. He has also participated in Heidelberg’s faculty exchange program with Tianjin Normal University in China, and has been involved in efforts to recruit international students.