Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Babington, PhD, RN

‌Dr. Lynn Babington is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2014 and a professor of nursing at Fairfield University.

Prior to being named Provost, Dr. Babington was the dean of Fairfield's School of Nursing from 2012-2014. During those two years, the School began the Executive DNP program and a new Master's in Nursing--Nursing Leadership program with the aim of giving advanced practice nurses the skills needed to become leaders and change agents within a changing healthcare landscape.

Prior to joining Fairfield University, Dr. Babington was Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, and Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Northeastern University's School of Nursing. She has lived and worked across the United States in a variety of academic and clinical settings. Dr. Babington has been the recipient of several honors and distinctions, including the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and multiple awards for excellence in teaching and the use of technology, and is widely respected and called upon for her expertise as a nursing educator and academic leader.

Dr. Babington holds a B.S.N. from the University of Michigan and a M.N. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Dr. Babington has an established record of successful program development, grant writing and team building. Her vast experience and executive talent are evident in her success in working collaboratively to build partnerships; designing curricula for education at all levels; and working with culturally diverse populations in addressing health issues of vulnerable populations, particularly immigrants.

Academic Affairs

The Academic Division houses educational and cultural components of the University, including the four schools and the college, the University Registrar, Disability Services, Office of Academic and Career Development, the Study Abroad Program, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Trio Program, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Bellarmine Museum of Art, several Academic Centers, including the Center for Academic Excellence. The division embodies the educational mission of the University through a commitment to intellectual excellence, Ignatian pedagogical principles and a Jesuit commitment to social justice.

Lynn Babington, PhD, RN
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mary Frances A. H. Malone, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Christine Siegel, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Susan LaFrance
Sponsored Programs/Government Relations

Tracy Immerso
Director of Academic Budgets and Operations

Rev. Michael Fahey, S.J.
Scholar in Residence

Joan Millen
Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs