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Finally an Interim Provost

Almost a full month after Carolyn Dever announced that she had, um, decided to return to teaching and research, Phil has appointed an interim Provost: Computer Science Professor David Kotz ‘86:

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David Kotz.jpgWhy would it take so long to appoint an interim? The only reason is that Carolyn left precipitously, though try as I might, I can’t find out why. If she had departed in the ordinary course of business, an interim would have been teed up to fill her spot, and a search committee would have been named to begin looking right away for her successor. But no.

The College’s press release describes Kotz as follows:

In addition to his time [six years] as an associate dean, Kotz has chaired Dartmouth’s Science Divisional Council and the Dartmouth Centers Forum, and served as executive director of the College’s Institute for Security Technology Studies. He has taught more than a dozen different courses and mentored over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers in his 26 years on the Dartmouth faculty.

Kotz has published more than 130 refereed scientific papers and obtained over $65 million in grant funding. He is currently the principal investigator on three large grants from the National Science Foundation and co-leads the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health.

Kotz, who received his PhD and master’s degree in computer science from Duke University, majored in computer science and physics as a Dartmouth undergraduate.

Addendum: For the vision-impaired, the Provostial search committee will be chaired by Professor Deborah Nichols. Members include Associate Professor Margaret Ackerman, Tuck student Eunice Bii, Professor Colin Calloway, Professor Paul Christesen, Vice Provost Lee Coffin, Professor Deborah Hogan, Associate Dean Punam Keller, Professor James LaBelle, undergraduate Jay Raju ‘18, Chief Financial Officer Michael Wagner, and a member of the Board of Trustees to be named later.

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