Michael R. Halleran, Ph.D., is the chairman of the Provost Council of the Colonial Academic Alliance and member of the Executive Committee.
He serves as the Provost of the College of William and Mary, where he also is a Professor of Classical Studies.
Raised in New York City, Halleran attended Kenyon College (A.B., 1975), where he graduated summa cum laude with high honors in Classics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
He received his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) from Harvard University focusing his studies on the Greek and Roman classics.
After an initial position at Connecticut College, he moved to the University of Washington, where he was a Professor of Classics, then Department Chair (1991-97) and Divisional Dean for the Arts and Humanities (1997-2005).
teaching focused on Ancient Greek language, literature, intellectual history and mythology, and his
publications (articles, books and translations) are primarily on Greek tragedy.
From 2005-09, Halleran served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami.