Joseph J. Helble is the Provost of Dartmouth College, serving as the Chief Academic and Budget Officer for the university, and a Professor of Engineering. Prior to being appointed as Provost, Helble served as the Dean of Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, bringing prominence to the school as a national leader in educating women in engineering, and creating the first engineering PhD innovation program in the country to prepare doctoral candidates for entrepreneurial success. He is a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's 2014 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for the design and implementation of Dartmouth's Engineering Entrepreneurship Program (which includes the PhD Innovation Program), and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Prior to joining Dartmouth, Helble served as Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut; as the AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow, spending a year in the office of U.S. Senator J. Lieberman focusing on environmental and technology policy; and as a research scientist in the private sector at Physical Sciences Inc.

Helble received his BS in chemical engineering from Lehigh University, and his PhD in chemical engineering from MIT.


The Provost is Dartmouth's chief academic officer and chief budget 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 Geisel School of Medicine, the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business. 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 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).