Johns Hopkins University

Spring 2008
Vol. 5, No.2


William R. Brody to Retire from Presidency

Lattman to Lead Hauptman-Woodward Institute

A Learning Lab for Conservation

A Super Bowl He Won't Soon Forget

Student Standouts

Mellon Foundation Boosts Support for Humanities

The Financial Side of Economics

Writin' About a Revolution

Conversation in Bloom

Admissions by the Numbers

Moving a Mummy, Going Green

>Faculty News

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Faculty News

In an effort to strengthen her connections with the university’s faculty, Provost Kristina Johnson has appointed three part-time vice provosts and formed a faculty advisory committee. Two of the vice provosts and the advisory committee chair are faculty members in Arts and Sciences.

photoMichela Gallagher, a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and former chairwoman of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is vice provost for academic affairs, coordinating academic strategic planning and faculty affairs, and working with Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost Paula Burger to oversee curricular matters and university accreditation.

“Professor Gallagher is a world-class scientist and a very successful administrator,” Johnson says. “She is a visionary in brain science, and I look forward to working with her.”

photoKrieger-Eisenhower Professor Jonathan Bagger, chairman of the Physics and Astronomy Department, is vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs and special projects. In his new position, Bagger will focus on the quality of graduate and postdoctoral programs, strategic planning, and relationships with government funding agencies.

“Dr. Bagger is an outstanding addition to the team,” Johnson says. “His passion for graduate and postdoctoral programs will bring a particular emphasis on these activities to the provost’s office.”

The third new vice provost comes from the Bloomberg School of Public Health: Scott Zeger, the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Chair and professor of biostatistics, is vice provost for research, replacing Ted Poehler.

All three appointments went into effect March 1 for an initial term lasting until June 30, 2011. The appointees will spend a third of their time in their home schools while serving in the Provost’s Office. “The idea is to complement my outstanding team of full-time administrators with esteemed full professors of enormous scholarly standing who will continue to be engaged in the ongoing activities of their home departments,” says Johnson.

photoThe new Provost’s Advisory Committee will be chaired by political scientist Michael Hanchard, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor. The committee, known as the PAC, will meet monthly to advise the provost on matters affecting the university and will include faculty from across the university’s schools and institutes.