Computer science professor David Kotz '86 appointed as interim provost

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 11/6/17 10:12am

In a campus-wide email sent Monday morning, College President Phil Hanlon announced that computer science professor and former associate dean of faculty for the sciences David Kotz '86 will serve as interim provost after Provost Carolyn Dever steps down from the position at the end of fall term.

After three and a half years as provost, Dever will step down on Nov. 22 and serve as a faculty member in the English department.

“[Kotz’s] research leadership and his six years as associate dean of the faculty for the sciences make him the ideal choice for the interim post,” Hanlon wrote.

Kotz’s research interests include wireless networks, wireless security and privacy issues in pervasive computing.

Hanlon also announced that anthropology professor Deborah Nichols will lead a search committee for the permanent provost position in conjunction with a search firm that has yet to be chosen. The 11-member search committee will begin work this week and submit recommendations in the spring.