Dr. Hugh F. Lena III

Hugh Lena is emeritus provost and professor of sociology at Providence College in Providence, RI. He stepped down from the chief academic officer position in 2020 after serving in that capacity for 16 years and is currently in his 48th year in a faculty position. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970, and he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Connecticut. In 2020, he received an honorary doctorate in higher education from Providence College. Lena has edited two books, contributed several book chapters, and has articles published in The American Sociologist, The International Journal of Health Services, and Contemporary Sociology among others. He has been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Institute of Human Values in Health Care, the National Science Foundation, and the Endowment for the Humanities.