Robin Forman, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Forman was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in September 2016. He previously served as dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He has held faculty and administrative appointments at Rice University, and has served as an instructor at MIT and as a visiting professor at the University of Burgundy, Harvard University and the Mathematical Research Institute. Dr. Forman received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree in mathematics from Harvard University. His research, which has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, focuses on combinatorial methods in topology and geometry.


University Provosts and Their Terms of Service

Name Academic Field(s) Years of Service
Robin Forman Mathematics 2016-Present
Nicholas J. Altiero (Interim Provost) Biomedical Engineering & Engineering Physics 2016
Michael A. Bernstein History and Economics 2007-2016
Paul L. Barron (Interim Provost) Law 2006-2007
Lester A. Lefton Psychology 2001-2006
Paul L. Barron (Interim Provost) Law 2000-2001
Martha W. Gilliland Environmental Engineering 1997-2000
Eamon M. Kelly (Interim Provost) Economics 1996-1997
James F. Kilroy English 1991-1996
James F. Kilroy (Interim Provost) English 1990-1991
Francis Leo Lawrence * French 1982-1990
Francis Leo Lawrence *
 (Interim Provost) French 1981-1982
Frank Thomas Birtel Mathematics 1979-1981
S. Frederick Starr
 (Academic Vice President) History 1980-1981
Frank Thomas Birtel (Interim Provost) Mathematics 1978-1979
Robert Bocking Stevens Law 1976-1978
David Russell Deener Political Science 1967-1976
Clarence Scheps
 (Executive Vice President) Business Administration 1965-1967
Maxwell Edward Lapham Medicine 1963-1965
Robert Mayer Lumiansky + English 1960-1963
Fred Carrington Cole
 (Academic Vice President) History 1954-1959

* Tulane University Alumnus
+ Position Vacant 1959-1960