Bethami Dobkin, Ph.D., is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Mary's College of California.
Bethami Dobkin, Ph.D.
Bethami Dobkin, Ph.D., is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Mary's College of California. She oversees the operational management of the College, with specific responsibility for academic affairs, enrollment, and student affairs.
In her academic leadership role, Dr. Dobkin coordinates student learning inside and outside of the classroom. She serves as an advocate for faculty, particularly in their pursuit of high-quality teaching and distinctive scholarship. In collaboration with faculty members, she articulates the College’s academic vision consistent with its strategic plan.
Dr. Dobkin has a distinguished history in higher education as a faculty member and an academic leader. Previously, she served as Associate Provost of the University of San Diego and was a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies for 17 years. Dr. Dobkin has achieved national recognition for her research and teaching in the area of media and conflict. Her honors have included a fellowship in executive leadership with the American Council on Education.
Dr. Dobkin earned her doctorate in Rhetoric and Social Order and a master’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts, and received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Humboldt State University.