The Provost-The Leadership of Carnegie Mellon University - Carnegie Mellon University

Provost & Executive Vice President: Dr. Mark S. Kamlet

Dr. Kamlet

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Dr. Kamlet at the World Economic Forum participating in panel discussion: "The Future of Education"

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Dr. Mark S. Kamlet is a professor of economics and public policy, with joint appointments in Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He joined Carnegie Mellon as a faculty member in 1976. From 1990 to 1993 he served as department head of Social and Decision Sciences. From 1993 to 2000 he served as dean of the Heinz College.

Since 2000, Dr. Kamlet has served as provost (chief academic officer) and executive vice president of the university. As chief academic officer, he oversees the research and educational activities of the academic side of campus. This includes budgetary and space issues as well as the appointment, reappointment, promotion and tenure processes for faculty. He has also been actively engaged in the university’s technology commercialization activities, the growing internationalization of the university’s global footprint and the role of technology in education.   

Dr. Kamlet earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in mathematical statistics and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.