John Swallow is the Provost, the chief operating officer of the University. Together with John McCardell, Vice-Chancellor and President, he oversees all of the University’s academic and administrative operations. Offices for which the Provost’s office has direct responsibility include athletic programs in the College; human resources; literary and musical programs such as the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Sewanee Review, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; environmental activities and programs such as domain management, environmental stewardship and sustainability, the Sewanee Environmental Institute, and the University Archaeologist and Forester; information technology; institutional research; the library; and the University Registrar. Swallow received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature and mathematics from the University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University. He joined the University as provost in 2011.