Deputy provost returns to teaching

Deputy Provost for Faculty Development Judith Chevalier ’89 is to return to teaching full-time, prompting two promotions in the Provost’s Office.

Frances Rosenbluth, the chairwoman of the Department of Political Science and the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics, will replace Chevalier in the influential post of deputy provost for faculty development, and Associate Provost Emily Bakeiemer will become deputy provost, the University said Friday.

Working with deans and other officers in the Provost’s Office, Rosenbluth will develop new programs and policies for career development and increasing faculty diversity, especially by retaining women and minorities.

Bakeimer, an art historian, will with her new title do what she has already been doing in all but in name for three years, the University said.

The 41-year-old Chevalier, a professor of finance and economics at the School of Management, was described as a major catch for Yale in 2001 when she accepted a position at SOM over offers from Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley and MIT.

She joined the Provost’s Office in September 2007. Last summer, Chevalier was said to be among University President Richard Levin’s top choices to succeed Andrew Hamilton as provost, but sources said at the time that she decided not to pursue the position.

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