Emily P. Bakemeier '82

Vice ProvostEmily Bakemeier
Yale University

Guilford, Connecticut

Elected 2013 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.F.A. Princeton University
Ph.D. Princeton University

Dr. Bakemeier currently serves as Vice Provost at Yale University. In her nearly two decades at Yale, she has served as Assistant Provost, Associate Provost, Deputy Provost for the Arts and Humanities, and most recently Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). During the most recent years, her responsibilities have included primary oversight for academic policy, resource allocation, and faculty affairs for the departments and programs in the FAS as well as for the professional schools of Art, Architecture, Drama, Music, and Divinity. In addition, she has had responsibility for oversight of the Institute of Sacred Music, the Whitney Humanities Center, and the Center for Language Study. During her earlier years at Yale, Dr. Bakemeier had primary responsibility for, or worked closely with, a broad range of additional academic units including the World Fellows Program, the Center for the Study of Globalization, the Women Faculty Forum, YCIAS (now the MacMillan Center), and the Writing Center. She has long been, and continues to be, responsible for specific aspects of faculty recruitment, retention, and retirement across the University. She is a Fellow of Pierson College and has been a Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. She is Yale's representative to the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) Assembly.

Dr. Bakemeier graduated with an A.B. in English Literature and Art History from Dartmouth College and earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. Her area of academic expertise is sixteenth- and seventeenth-century northern European art. After having concentrated her early work on seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting and northern European architectural history, including landscape and garden architecture, she turned her attention and writing to French royal portraiture and iconography from the reign of Francois I (1515-1547) to that of Louis XIV (1661-1715).