Dr Tristan Denley has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs since January 2009. Originally from Penzance, England, Dr Denley held positions in Sweden, Canada and the University of Mississippi before coming to Austin Peay.
At Ole Miss he served as Chair of Mathematics, before assuming the role of Senior Fellow of their Residential College. His mathematical research interests include Graph Theory and Combinatorics. In addition to mathematics he enjoys cooking, reading and playing the guitar.
Throughout his career, he has taken a hands-on approach in a variety of initiatives for student success. In 2007, he was chosen as a Redesign Scholar by the National Center for Academic Transformation for his work in rethinking the teaching of freshmen mathematics classes. He is now involved in exploring the ideas of course redesign in a variety of disciplines, both on this campus and at institutions across the country.