As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Kevin Pitts provides campus-wide leadership in the area of undergraduate education, including setting strategic directions for the undergraduate experience at Illinois, supporting innovation in classroom and in online instruction, and encouraging interdisciplinary initiatives in curriculum and pedagogy. Collaborating with colleges, schools, and other stakeholders, he works to ensure that the undergraduate experience at Illinois continues to be one of the best in the nation.
Dr. Pitts earned graduate degrees in physics from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from Anderson University. A faculty member in the Department of Physics, Pitts performs research at high energy particle accelerators, studying the tiniest building blocks of matter. He currently collaborates at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on the Muon g-2 experiment.
Prior to assuming his current role as vice provost, Dr. Pitts served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering.