Jason Gersh, Ph.D.
Director, Finance & Administration
Office of the Provost
Drexel University, Office of the Provost
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.895.0334 | Fax: 215.895.1056
I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent my childhood in the town of Hockessin, Delaware. After graduating from high school (Sanford School) in 1997, I attended Haverford College, where I received a BA in music (2001). I subsequently enrolled in the musicology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I received my MA (2003) and Ph.D. (2006), writing my dissertation on text-setting in the motets of William Byrd under the direction of Professor Tim Carter. After completing my doctoral degree, I switched to the administrative track of higher education, which allows me to continue with my research interests while serving a broader constituency of students and faculty.
I serve as Director of Finance & Administration for the Drexel University Office of the Provost, where I manage faculty appointments and reappointments, staff hires, budgetary reports, and data analysis for the Provost, the Senior Vice Provost for Budget, Planning and Administration, the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and numerous other university offices. In this role, I am involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from analysis of the cost of instruction, to policy review, to reports for external agencies. Although employed full-time as an academic administrator, I also maintain a profile as a researcher and writer, moonlighting periodically as a freelance musicologist and music theorist. In my free time, I sing with the Bucks County Choral Society and Cordus Mundi (a men's a capella group), serving on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the former. My wife Katie completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and now works as a medical writer in Bucks County.
This page was last updated 5 November 2013.