An accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator, Provost Timmerman came to Carthage from Monmouth College in western Illinois, where he served as dean of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs.
While at Monmouth, he oversaw the development of the college’s academic program, and worked collaboratively with faculty to create successful interdisciplinary programs in global food security, global public health, arts management, and peace and social justice.
“Colleges need to prepare students for society as it exists, not as we wish it existed.
At the same time, faculty and administrators should work in thoughtful,
reflective ways to develop programs that are consistent with institutional values
and that seek a better society for tomorrow.” — Provost Timmerman