Anand R. Marri
Anand R. Marri
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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About Anand R. Marri, Ph.D.

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., became Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Ball State University in November 2023. As Provost, he oversees all aspects of our academic mission, including supporting leadership for all academic units. He plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of our strategic plan and in academic innovation.

Anand began at Ball State University as Dean of Teachers College (TC) on July 1, 2020.  Anand’s academic research focuses on economic literacy, civic and multicultural education, teacher education, and urban education. He published in many leading education journals and quoted in major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN. He has succeeded in being awarded over $11.5 million in grants and contracts from individuals and organizations such as the Spencer Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Indiana Department of Education, the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Trustee Joyce Cowin, and the Teagle Foundation.

Anand previously held senior faculty and leadership positions at Teachers College, Columbia University, the University of Rochester, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.


Ph.D., Education, 2003

University of Wisconsin–Madison

M.A., Teaching in Social Science with emphasis in Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development, 1996

Stanford University

B.A., Government and Legal Studies, 1995

Bowdoin College

Recent Research and Publications


  • Throntveit, T., Marri, A., Mahurin, R., & Roof, D. (2023). Educating undergraduates for American democracy: The Third Way Civics approach. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 29 (2), 14-39.
  • Marri, A. (2022). COVID-19 and global teacher education. The Teacher Educator, 57 (1), 3-4. DOI: 10.1080/08878730.2022.2004682
  • Marri, A., Turner, P., and Rivera-Mills, S. (2022, January) 14. Addressing a changing landscape in higher education due to Covid-19: Lessons from one institution for academic leaders. Academic Impressions.
  • Marri, A. (2022). “The Game is rigged”: Promoting economic literacy to fight inequity. In A. Mysore (Ed.), Narratives of South Asian and South Asian American Social Justice Educators (pp. 25-40). London: Lexington Books.
  • Marri, A., & Chandler, T. (2022). Addressing a world with limits: Economics, sustainability, and social studies. In M. Crocco and B. Vosburg-Bluem(Eds.), Creating a Sustainable Future: What Role Will Citizens Play? Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Marri, A. (2021). Issues that really matter in teacher education in the time of COVID-19. The Teacher Educator, 56 (3), 212-213, DOI: 10.1080/08878730.2021.1938849