Carolyn Dever Appointed Provost at Dartmouth College

C-Dever-horizontalCarolyn Dever, who has spent the past six years as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was named as the next provost at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She will begin her new job on July 1 and will also hold a faculty position in the department of English.

In accepting the post, Dr. Dever said, “Great institutions such as Dartmouth play a unique role as they balance the twin aims of teaching and discovery, pushing the frontiers of knowledge while nurturing the potential of young minds. I both admire and personally share Dartmouth’s commitment to this mission.”

Dr. Dever’s research is focused on Victorian literature and gender studies. She is a graduate of Boston College and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature and language from Harvard University. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2000 after teaching at New York University.

Dr. Dever is the author of Death and the Mother From Dickens to Freud: Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Skeptical Feminism: Activist Theory, Activist Practice (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

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