Syracuse University

Chancellor's Cabinet and Administrative Staff

Sandra Hurd

Sandra HurdAssociate Provost for Academic Programs

Sandra Hurd was named Associate Provost for Academic Programs for Syracuse University in August of 2005, responsible for promoting and strengthening undergraduate curricula, instruction, and advising, as well as developing innovative interdisciplinary, inter-college, and all-University Programs through collaboration and cooperation among campus units.

Her direct reports include the Academic Integrity Office, the Coordinator of Sustainability Education, the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Project Advance, Student-Athlete Support Services, the Tutoring and Study Center, and the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Hurd is a professor of law and public policy in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, a core faculty member of the Renée Crown Honors Program, and the academic affairs director for the University's Learning Communities. She served as interim dean of the Whitman School 2003-2005 and acting dean of the Graduate School 2009-2010. She currently serves as the University's Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).

Among the awards Hurd has received are Whitman School awards for excellence in teaching and for distinguished service, the Tankersley Leadership Award, and the Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the University's Academic Programs. She was named a master teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Hurd's primary area of research is international product liability and safety, and she has published in such journals as the American Business Law Journal, the Journal of Legislation, the Journal of Product Liability, the International Journal of Technology Management, the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law. She co-authored "Using Student Teams in the Classroom" (Anker Publishing, 2000) and "Building and Sustaining Learning Communities: The Syracuse University Experience" (Anker Publishing, 2004.)

Hurd has a B.A. in English from Wells College and a J.D. in Law from Syracuse University.