Assistant Provost for Academic Support

Mr. Detlev Kesten

DLIFLC Assistant Provost of Administrative Support, Mr. Detlev Kesten, is responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of the Provost Office on a day to day basis. Additionally, he has supervisory responsibilities over the divisions of Academic Affairs, the Immersion Language Program, and the 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 latest 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 Monterey and 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 managed a large variety of assignments that stretched across all DLIFLC directorates.
He holds a Master of Arts in Education from Chapman University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Calvin College.