People: Yale Research Psychologist Judith Rodin Appointed First Woman Ivy League Provost

Judith S. Rodin, Phillip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University and dean of Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Yale provost. Rodin, who also is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, will take office July 1, succeeding Frank M. Turner, who will return to full-time teaching and research in Yale's department of history. When she assumes her new position, Rodin will become the highest-ranking woman administrator in the Ivy Lea

Barbara Spector
May 24, 1992
Judith S. Rodin, Phillip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University and dean of Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Yale provost. Rodin, who also is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, will take office July 1, succeeding Frank M. Turner, who will return to full-time teaching and research in Yale's department of history.

When she assumes her new position, Rodin will become the highest-ranking woman administrator in the Ivy League. Noting that all United States academic institutions have to make changes in an effort to contend with ever-tightening fiscal constraints, Rodin says of her fellow Ivy provosts, "I suspect we'll be viewed as representing our institutions more than as representing a particular gender."

Rodin was named to the graduate school deanship, intended as a five-year appointment, just one year ago. When she leaves the deanship to become provost,...

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