Interim Associate VP for Academic Affairs, Graduate Studies
Dr. John Day Tully joined Central Connecticut State University’s Department of History as an Assistant Professor in 2004. He now serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, with responsibilities that include overseeing Graduate Studies and the Center for International Education. He also supports the Honors Program and the Bachelor of General Studies. He earned his B.S. in economics from Boston University in 1989 and his M.A. in history from Central in 1995. Dr. Tully earned his Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University 2004. He chaired the Central History Department from 2018 to January 2021.
He held a variety of leadership positions at the university, including as Interim Special Assistant to the Provost for Interdisciplinary, Multicultural, and Student Programs. In September 2021, President Toro awarded him the “Distinguished Service Award,” the University’s highest honor.
He has written, cowritten, or coedited three books. He also founded and coedited the Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History.
In 2009, he won the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees Teaching Award for Central and the CSU System-Level Trustees Teaching Award, becoming the first CSU system teaching award winner at the university.
Dr. Tully values higher education as a public good and is a firm believer in the power of a public university to change students’ lives.