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Timothy Renick

Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success
Vice Provost
Professor of Religious Studies
Ph. D., Princeton University
phone: 404-413-2580
e-mail: trenick(at)
Curriculum vitae

Recipient, 2002 Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award
Recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion

Administrative Work:

Timothy Renick is Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies. Since 2008, he has overseen the university’s enrollment and student success programs. During this time period, the University has set records for the number and percent of underrepresented (61%) and Pell (58%) students enrolled, and has increased its graduation rates by 11 percentage points overall by 18 points for underrepresented students. Georgia State now ranks first in the nation in bachelor’s degrees conferred to African Americans and is conferring 1,700 more degrees every year than it did in 2008. Dr. Renick is currently principal investigator grants from NSF, the Teagle Foundation, and the Lumina Foundation. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.

Selected Presentations in Student Success:

“Closing the Achievement Gap Using Data and Analytics,” Complete College America STEM Meeting, Boston, March 6, 2014.

“Achieving Success with At-Risk Students,” Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 24, 2014.

“Using Predictive Analytics to Structure Student Interventions,” Annual Meeting of the American Association of State College and Universities,” San Diego, February 7, 2014.

“Engaging 20th-Century Students with Personalized Information and Outreach,” The Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), Washington, D.C., November 10, 2013.

“First-Year Results of Advising Analytics in the Student Success Collaborative,” The Education Advisory Board, Washington, D.C., November 8, 2013.

"Big Data and College Completion: New Strategies for Supporting Student Success with Technology,” SUNY Annual Convening, New York, NY, October 29, 2013.

Academic Area of Interest:

Comparative Religious Ethics, History of Christianity My specific interests include the just-war tradition and issues of religious violence, moral dialogue between religious communities, church and state, cloning, and the life and work of Thomas Aquinas.

Dr. Renick is an affiliate faculty member with the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University.

Selected Publications in Religious Studies:

Aquinas for Armchair Theologians, Westminster/John Knox Press, 2002.

"A Second Chance for Aquinas?" The Christian Century, 122,17, August 23, 2005, 22-26.

"Crusader Zeal: Holy Wars, Then and Now," Christian Century, 122,2, January 25, 2005, 26-30.

"Religion and War," Encyclopedia of World History, edited by William H. McNeill, Berkshire Publishing Group, 2005, 1568-1573.

"Aquinas," in The World's Great Philosophers, edited by Robert Arrington, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, 1-8.

"A Cabbit in Sheep's Clothing: Exploring the Sources of Our Moral Disquiet About Cloning," The Annual of The Society of Christian Ethics, Volume 18, 1998, 259-274.