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Dr. Sunil Ahuja serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Shawnee State University. Dr. Ahuja also holds the academic rank of tenured Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at SSU.

Most recently, Dr. Ahuja served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He previously served as Vice President for Accreditation Relations, Institutional Change and Research at the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago. He has also held academic leadership positions at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio and at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Dr. Ahuja has been an Ohio Academic Leadership Academy (OALA) Fellow and an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. He recently participated in the Becoming a Provost Academy, co-sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).

Dr. Ahuja earned his doctorate and master’s degree in Political Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a bachelor of science in Government from Northwest Missouri State University. He has published nine books on American legislative politics and congressional elections and taught widely in the field of American government. His primary research interests are in legislative politics with a focus on American political institutions and legislatures abroad.

Dr. Ahuja is married to Dr. Julia Spiker, who is a Professor of Communication at The University of Akron.

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