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Deputy Provost: Janice Bellace

Janice Bellace

Provost Ronald J. Daniels today announced that Associate Provost Janice Bellace has been appointed Deputy Provost. This appointment follows the receipt of a report furnished by a Consultative Committee chaired by Professor Vincent Price, Chair Elect of the Faculty Senate. 

As Deputy Provost, Dr. Bellace will continue to manage the academic personnel process at the Provost’s level, including oversight of faculty policies and personnel procedures, chairing the Provost’s Staff Conference subcommittee, and helping resolve individual faculty issues. In concert with the Provost and the deans, she will also work to strengthen the University’s policies and practices with respect to faculty recruitment, retention, and promotion and issues of gender and minority equity. In addition to faculty-related concerns, Dr. Bellace will now provide oversight for both undergraduate and graduate Ph.D. education and for the Office of Student Conduct.

“I am delighted that Janice will serve as Deputy Provost,” said Provost Daniels. “Her knowledge, energy, and insight have already proven invaluable in her role as Associate Provost, and I am thrilled she has agreed to lend her considerable talents to these additional responsibilities.”

Dr. Bellace brings to this position a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to Penn.  For the last two years, she has served as Associate Provost, during which time she has been an active participant in administering policy and faculty oversight. She has also been the Undergraduate Dean of Wharton and the Deputy Dean of Wharton. “Her leadership experience here at Penn has given Janice keen insight on the needs of Penn faculty members and students,” he said.

“I am looking forward to serving Penn in this capacity,” said Dr. Bellace.  “Penn is a preeminent academic institution with a rich tradition of student and faculty involvement.  Working closely with the undergraduate and graduate deans, the position of Deputy Provost will allow me to help advance undergraduate and graduate education on behalf of the Provost.”

Dr. Bellace joined the faculty as an assistant professor of legal studies in 1979. She has held a secondary appointment in the management department. She was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1984 and to professor in 1993. She is the Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies and Professor of Management and the Chairperson of the Wharton–Singapore Management University Research Centre. Since 1991, Dr. Bellace has served in a variety of leadership positions at the Singapore Management University, including her role as founding President from 1999-2001. She also pioneered the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business and has served as its Director.

Dr. Bellace’s research is in employment law and human rights, both domestic and international. She has authored numerous articles and books, most recently a chapter entitled “Stimulating the Development of National Labour Law: The Impact of the International Labour Organization” in Employee Involvement in a Globalising World.

Dr. Bellace, CW ’71 and L ’74,  earned a MSc in Industrial Relations in 1975, from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labor Organization and of the Public Review Board for United Auto Workers.



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 9, October 25, 2005


October 25, 2005
Volume 52 Number 9


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