Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

André Christie-Mizell , Ph.D.

Graduate School

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 


André Christie-Mizell is vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School. Christie-Mizell joined Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology in 2010 and is currently the Centennial Professor of Sociology. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology and social psychology from Ohio State University and is a licensed family and child psychologist.

As vice provost and dean, Christie-Mizell serves as the chief administrator for all graduate programs within the university’s schools and colleges, and he works to foster a collaborative support system across multiple departments, programs and central provost resources such as the Career Center, University Counseling Center and the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

Christie-Mizell’s past research focused primarily on how family functioning, roles and identity shape the psychological well-being and health of everyone in the family unit. In addition to his teaching and research, he co-led the Education Continuity Subcommittee as part of the University Continuity Working Group, which advises Vanderbilt leadership on how to continue operating safely and productively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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André Christie-Mizell
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