David L. Jamison is interim president and provost at Robert Morris University, where he also teaches a doctoral course in Legal Aspects of Information Systems and undergraduate courses in Communications Law and the U.S. Constitution. Jamison received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Muskingum College, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. Cum Laude from the University of Michigan School of Law.
Jamison was named interim president in June 2015, and has been provost since 2008. As provost, Jamison supervises the university’s five degree-granting schools, the University Library, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Online and Off-Campus Programs, the Office of Student Engagement, and special programs such as Honors, Military Enrollment, International Affairs, and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.
Working with the deans and faculty, he has overseen seven professional accreditations from 2008-2010, including AACSB for the School of Business, TEAC for the education programs, CCNE for all undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, ABET for engineering and computing degree programs, nuclear medicine, and the designation as a Center of Excellence by the Society of Actuaries for the actuarial science degree program. Further, he has implemented and has overall supervision of RMU’s signature Student Engagement Transcript program. He has been instrumental in more than doubling the size of the Honors Program, created an Honors Center on campus, and has overseen the enhancement of the International Study program to record levels.
As a practicing lawyer in Ohio, Jamison was admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He participated in two cases published in legal reporters, State ex rel. Beacon-Journal Publishing Co. v Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority 42 Ohio St.3d 1 (1989) and Brooks v ABC-TV 999 F.2d 167 (Sixth Circuit, 1993). Professor Jamison has also provided expert witness and testimony in a number of media law cases. His academic publications include editorship of two books, a dozen journal articles and more than 40 conference papers. He was the keynote speaker at the Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program in Akron, Ohio, in 2014.
Jamison’s commitment to diversity and inclusion includes service on university-wide diversity committees at both Robert Morris University and the University of Akron, where he was cited for his effort to promote campus diversity. His focus on integrity in intercollegiate athletics led to service on numerous NCAA and Conference committees, including chairing the Mid-American Conference Infractions Committee, and serving on the NCAA Committee on Academic Progress.
Professor Jamison has authored a number of scripts produced on television (for NBC – TV’s “Knowledge” Series), and wrote the script for the documentary film We Built This City, the story of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. The film premiered in Pittsburgh on December 3, 2014, and Jamison’s script won a Telly Award for excellence in scriptwriting.For more information contact Jonathan Potts at 412-397-5291 or email the Office of the President.