The New Provost at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Troyer has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Troyner joined the faculty at the university in 1999, beginning as an assistant professor of economics before being named dean of the Belk College of Business in July 2020. As dean, Dr. Troyer facilitated the creation of a new Belk College strategic plan, successfully oversaw a renewal of accreditation by AACSB, launched the new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and supported the launch of a new online MBA with tech-focused concentrations and a new interdisciplinary certificate in entrepreneurship.

A health economist, Dr. Troyer has conducted policy-relevant research on the quality of U.S. nursing homes, the cost-effectiveness of medical interventions, and strategic behavior in the pharmaceutical industry. As a faculty member, her teaching focuses on health economics, econometrics, and microeconomics.

A first-generation college student, Dr. Troyer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis. She earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University.

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