Yale Appoints Deputy Provost for Science and Technology and Faculty Development
Provost Andrew D. Hamilton announced the appointment of Professor H. Kim Bottomly as Deputy Provost for Science, Technology and Faculty development. She will assume responsibilities in the Provost’s Office on July 1, 2005.
“The Deputy Provosts help me shape and implement the academic, administrative and budgetary policies of the University, particularly with respect to the Schools, departments and academic units they serve,” said Hamilton .
Bottomly will focus her attention on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Departments in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and the Departments of Anthropology, Psychology, Statistics and Linguistics, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Peabody Museum, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the Haskins Laboratory.
An important new responsibility for this position will be to work with the Deans of Yale College and the Graduate School on issues relating to faculty development. Bottomly will be involved in new initiatives and programs focused on increasing faculty diversity across the institution, improving recruitment and retention of women and under-represented minorities in science, and enhancing career development for all faculty. In addition, she will oversee several administrative units that contribute in central ways to activities in the sciences.
Bottomly is a highly distinguished biologist who for the past year has served as Acting Chair of Immunobiology. She came to Yale in 1980 from the National Institutes of Health, and has been teaching undergraduate, graduate and medical school courses. Her research focuses on the factors that regulate CD4 T-cell differentiation and function, especially in the pathogenesis of asthma.
Bottomly has been an exemplary Yale citizen, participating on numerous committees across the University. She was a member of the Committee for Yale College Education, led a cross-university analysis of opportunities in the area of Bio-informatics, is an active participant in the Women Faculty Forum, and acted as Divisional Director of the Biological Sciences. Bottomly completed both her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Washington .