Dr. Provenzano has really enjoyed two careers. After receiving his docotoral degree
in clinical psychology, he worked in public mental health until he
received his license to practice. He then opened
a private practice office with a specialty in adolescents, young adults
and preadolescents. He also received extensive training and experience
in all forms of psychological testing and assessment. After almost 20
years as a clinician, Dr. Provenzano was offered the opportunity
to teach at a medical school in New Zealand while supervising doctoral
candidates in clinical psychology. Teaching became his passion. Upon
returning to the U.S., he took a position with Penn State in their
Commonwealth College and was appointed Department Chair of
Family and Human Services.
Dr. Provenzano moved to South Carolina to be near his grandchildren and taught at USC
Upstate. He was offered a position to direct Greenville Technical College's Honors Program, and remains there today. Through fortuitous
circumstance in 2004, he was offered a visiting professor position teaching developmental psychology at Furman. He has continued to teach in that area.
Dr. Provenzano has held a number of professional offices. He was president of the
Southern Region Honors Council, and currently serves as Chair of the National
Collegiate Honors Council's Professional Development Committee. He was
also a member of the Pennsylvania Governors Board
of Sexual Predator Assessors.