Nowell Donovan is back in the classroom for the first time since his promotion to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs."Last year, I had to learn the rhythm of the provost job, and that's why I chose not to teach," Donovan said.
He also said Chancellor Victor Boschini strongly advised him not to teach the first year.
This semester, Donovan is teaching the introductory geology course, Understanding the Earth, and a graduate seminar.
Donovan was a professor in the geology department from 1986 until fall 2004, when he began his new position.