- Provost and Senior Vice President, Provost's Office
- D.M.A. in Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Master’s degrees in Music Theory and Trumpet Performance, Florida State University
- B.A. in Music History and Literature, Florida State University
Steve Everett brings three decades of academic leadership experience at public and private research universities to his role as Provost and Senior Vice President of the Graduate Center.
His area of academic research is music. Among his recent projects, Everett collaborated on an interdisciplinary study of the impact of sound and ultrasound on epilepsy. He received a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, following two master’s degrees in music theory and trumpet performance and a BA in Music History and Literature from Florida State University.
Prior to joining the Graduate Center in August 2021, Everett served as Provost and Executive Vice President, as well as Professor of Music at Adelphi University. From 2013 to 2018, Everett was Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and Professor of Music, with a courtesy appointment in Neurology, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, he led four schools, with over 200 faculty in architecture, art, theatre, music, and design as well as a museum, contemporary art gallery, and an innovation center.
From 1991 to 2013, Everett served in a range of leadership roles at Emory University, including President of the University Senate and Chair of the Faculty Council. He concurrently directed the Provost’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, overseeing faculty professional development, including teaching and learning workshops for faculty and seminars that engaged faculty and graduate students in exploring innovative research.
Everett has received numerous grants and awards from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and NASA and held composition residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center and Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities. He has performed and conducted at venues in the U.S. and abroad, and his many interactive computer music compositions, including scores for opera and gamelan, have debuted at leading stages around the world.