The University announced last week that Prof. Laura Brown, English, will become the next Provost for Undergraduate Education in July. The announcement came almost four months after Brown’s predecessor, Michelle Moody-Adams, accepted the position as Dean of Columbia College.
Brown is currently the John Wendell Anderson Professor of English. Throughout her 28 years at Cornell, she has served as a director of the graduate program and chaired the English department from 2002 to 2005. She was also involved in the Provost’s Committee on the Status of Women about 20 years ago and recently served on the Faculty Senate.