Dr. Garnett S. Stokes is the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri. Dr. Stokes came to MU just over a year ago in February 2015.
Prior to joining MU, Dr. Stokes served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and interim president at Florida State University (FSU), a public research university in Tallahassee. She also served as a faculty member, chair of the department of psychology, and dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Stokes earned a B.A. in psychology from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia in industrial/organizational psychology. Her research has focused on personnel selection and promotion, specifically the use of biographical information in job selection and promotion decisions. As a consultant, Stokes has assisted businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in the development of their hiring procedures.
She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.