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Provost's Biography 

Carol Traupman-Carr ’86 serves her alma mater as provost of Moravian University and Moravian Theological Seminary, beginning her tenure on May 9, 2022. For the previous twenty years, Traupman-Carr has served as the associate chief academic officer, most recently as vice provost.  Prior to moving into the administration, Dr. Traupman-Carr was a full-time faculty member in the music department.  She still holds tenure and the rank of professor of music.

Moravian is in her blood.  As a first-generation college student, she was the first in her family to graduate from Moravian College, but not the last.  Other Moravian graduates in her family include her brother Michael (Class of 1988), cousin Lisa (Class of 1991), sister-in-law Lori (Class of 1987), husband David (Class of 2008 -- non-traditional learner), son Andrew (Class of 2019), and cousin Matt (Class of 2013).  Her sister Kathy also attended as a post-baccalaureate student to earn teacher certification.  

Among Dr. T-C’s (as she is often called) accomplishments and initiatives include:

  • The creation of Advancing Into Moravian (AIM), a summerbridge program for incoming undergraduate students
  • Building and launching a prior learning assessment (PLA) program at the institution
  • Co-creating and co-facilitating a higher education leaders program within the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LVAIC), of which Moravian is a part
  • Co-chaired the 2018 Middle States re-accreditation self-study, and authored several substantive change submissions
  • Authored the original accreditation submission to the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Shepherded numerous curricular changes and additions, working with other academic administrators and faculty

In the classroom, Dr. T-C has regularly taught courses in her fields of expertise, including college writing, music history, music theory, music analysis, form in music, and beginning piano techniques.  She has guided a number of students through independent studies and research projects.  As a scholar, Traupman-Carr has written more than a dozen original brass arrangements (primarily for brass quintet), has published various articles and book reviews, and co-authored a chapter on program assessment with two Moravian faculty colleagues.  She continues to serve as the choir director at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

In March 2018, Dr. T-C launched Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, the nation’s first and only national honor society for first-generation college students.  The honor society is now incorporated and the national office is housed at Moravian University.  As of June 2022, there were over 135 chapters in 35 states of the union. Dr. T-C serves as the co-advisor for the Alpha chapter at Moravian University and as president of the national board of the honor society. 
Traupman-Carr received a social science and a B.MUS. in music (concentrations in music education and performance) from Moravian University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University, specializing in mid-nineteenth-century Italian comic opera. In 2015-2016, she completed the Senior Leadership Academy of the Council of Independent Colleges/AALI.

Updated 6/22

Mission and Vision

The Office of the Provost collaborates across the university to foster a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and civil environment, in order to lead and support transformative teaching and learning experiences, research, creative endeavors, and service opportunities.


  • Provide an environment that supports students’ preparation for meaningful lives and fulfilling careers;
  • Support faculty and staff in pursuit of their professional aspirations and personal well-being;
  • Help students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners move towards a more equitable and sustainable institutions and society; 
  • Articulate the value of the individuality and plurality of disciplines represented in our academic programs and the value of higher education; and
  • Model personal responsibility and accountability for our collective work.


  • Well-being
  • Trust
  • Justice
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Inclusivity
  • Humility
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Connectedness and interdependence
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability 


  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ASCOTE)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Commission on Higher Education
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


  • American Council on Education
  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The Annapolis Group
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • The National Council for Science and the Environment
  • The American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The Council of Undergraduate Research
  • College Action Research Network
  • The International Studies Association
  • IIENetwork