Marisa Anne Pagnattaro

Marisa Anne PagnattaroVice Provost for Academic Affairs

209 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 542-0415

Dr. Marisa Anne Pagnattaro assists with all matters of academic administration, policy and planning, and acts on behalf of the Provost when he is not available. She also chairs the UGA Arts Council and oversees the Georgia Museum of Art, Institute of Higher Education, the Performing Arts Center, and the Office of Global Engagement.

Prior to being named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in 2019, she served as associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Terry College of Business. In this role, she led strategic planning efforts related to research and graduate education. She also directed the college’s international programs and chaired its Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Her scholarship focuses on international trade and business ethics, and she is the author or co-author of more than 30 journal articles and book chapters and numerous shorter works. She is the author of “In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison,” which explores literary depictions of the American legal system. She is the co-author of three additional books, including a widely used business law textbook. In addition, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal and was President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

She was a 2016-2017 fellow of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program and was an inaugural fellow in the University’s Women’s Leadership Development Program. She has been an active member of University Council, serving on its Executive Committee from 2012 to 2015 and on four additional committees from 2008 to 2017. Her additional interdisciplinary committee work includes having served on the Executive Committee of the UGA Teaching Academy and on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Center for Asian Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Pagnattaro is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and was the I.W. Cousins Professor of Business Ethics in the Terry College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University and holds a J.D. from New York Law School and Ph.D. in English from UGA.