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February 11, 2008
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Three Johns Hopkins Vice Provosts Named
Administrators for research, academic affairs and
graduate/post-doctoral programs

Three new vice provosts have been appointed at The Johns Hopkins University in a restructuring that Provost Kristina M. Johnson said would strengthen connections between her office and the university's faculty.

Professor Scott Zeger of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will serve as vice provost for research. Professor Michela Gallagher of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will become vice provost for academic affairs and Professor Jonathan Bagger, also of Arts and Sciences, will assume the new position of vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs and special projects.

Vice Provosts
Scott Zeger, vice provost for research; Michela Gallagher, vice provost for academic affairs; Jonathan Bagger, vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs and special projects

The new appointees all will spend one-third of their time in their home schools while also serving in their new positions in the university's academic affairs office.

"The idea is to complement my outstanding team of full-time administrators with esteemed full professors of enormous scholarly standing who will continue to be engaged in the ongoing activities of their home departments," said Johnson, who joined Johns Hopkins on Sept. 1 as the university's chief academic officer.

"With these appointments," she said, "the Office of the Provost has a more direct connection to the faculty, contributing to better overall decision-making with regard to the educational mission of the university."

All three appointments take effect March 1 for an initial term lasting to June 30, 2011, Johnson said.

Zeger, a faculty member since 1982, is now the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Chair and Professor of Biostatistics and is former senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Bloomberg School. As vice provost for research, he will focus on the health of the university's research enterprise, including regulatory compliance and cross-divisional research initiatives. He also will be involved in Johns Hopkins activities relating to Montgomery County, Md., and opportunities arising from Maryland's gains in the military's base realignment and closing process. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1982.

Gallagher is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and chaired the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences from 2000 to 2007. Her new position coordinates academic strategic planning and faculty affairs. Gallagher will also help oversee curricular matters and university accreditation. She graduated from Colgate University in 1969 and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Vermont in 1977.

Bagger is now Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Physics and Astronomy and vice chair of the Energy Department/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. Bagger will focus on the quality of graduate and postdoctoral programs, strategic planning and relationships with funding agencies. Bagger is a 1977 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1983.