Mary Clark to Serve as Provost at American University in Washington, D.C.

Mary Clark has been named interim provost at American University in Washington, D.C., effective July 1. Since 2014, she has served as senior vice provost and dean of academic affairs at the university. Clark is a professor in the College of Law at the university, teaching courses on women’s legal history, legal ethics, judicial politics, and property. Before joining the faculty at American University, Professor Clark was a visiting lecturer and research scholar at Yale Law School.

Sylvia Burwell, president of American University, said that Professor “Clark has been an influential leader whose service has positively affected the university in many ways. I am confident that she will help us maintain momentum during this period of change, while we complete the search for a new provost.”

Professor Clark is a magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She earned a juris doctorate at Harvard Law School.

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