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Office of the Provost

6004 Parkhurst Hall, Room 111
Hanover, NH 03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-2404

David KotzDavid Kotz is serving as the Interim Provost at Dartmouth College through June 2018. He is also the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He previously served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences, as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies, and on the US Healthcare IT Policy Committee. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and wireless networks. He has published over 130 refereed journal and conference papers and obtained over $65m in grant funding. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Member of the ACM, a 2008 Fulbright Fellow to India, and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After receiving his A.B. in Computer Science and Physics from Dartmouth in 1986, he completed his Ph.D in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991 and returned to Dartmouth to join the faculty. More information here.


The Provost is Dartmouth's chief academic officer, directly responsible for overseeing the overall academic integrity of the entire institution and for those operations transcending the work of a single faculty. Dartmouth's professional schools, major academic support units, and several other offices, academic centers and institutes report to the Provost.

Working with the academic deans, the Provost also is responsible for supporting and advancing the programs, the teaching, and the scholarship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Tuck School of Business, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Geisel School of Medicine. The appropriate Deans have full operating responsibility in each case.

The Provost serves as the chair of the Budget Committee, and has major responsibility for setting budget priorities and developing a strategic financial plan.

The Provost also coordinates support of the research infrastructure and is responsible for coordinating government relations activities.

A number of offices, support centers, and programs report to the Provost. More information can be found here.

The Provost is the Dartmouth officer responsible for coordinating the College's relationship with the University Press of New England.

The Provost serves as a member of the trustee Committees on Facilities (ex-officio, agenda officer), Academic Affairs (ex-officio, agenda officer), Medical School (ex-officio), Thayer School (ex-officio), Tuck School (ex-officio), Finance (ex-officio), Student Affairs (guest) and Development (guest).


Last Updated: 3/5/18