"Talent hits a target no one else can hit;
Genius hits a target no one else can see."
–Arthur Schopenhauer

Detlev Kesten

Associate Provost for of Academic Support

DLIFLC Associate Provost of Academic Support, Detlev Kesten, is responsible for coordinating the work of the other associate provosts and faculty associates for the purpose of addressing academic and administrative priorities established by the DLIFLC Provost. Additionally, he has supervisory responsibilities over faculty associates, the Directorate of Academic Affairs, the Immersion Language Program, and Academic Journals.

Mr. Kesten served DLIFLC as a German instructor from 1987 until 1990. Following his first assignment, he spent 14 years in the private sector, working in sales for such companies as AT&T, Duke Energy, Telstra, his last assignment as VP of Sales and Marketing. During his time in corporate America, Mr. Kesten sold localization, translation and interpretation services to Fortune 1000 companies and managed sales teams across the country. In 2004, he returned to DLIFLC and has been working in the Provost Office since 2006. During his tenure, he worked as Faculty Associate in support of the day-to-day operation of the Office of the Provost. In that position, he fulfilled a large variety of assignments that stretched across all DLIFLC directorates. Most recently, Mr. Kesten was promoted to Associate Provost for Academic Support.

He holds a Master of Arts in Education from Chapman University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Calvin College.
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