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Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs: Vincent Price
July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1


Vincent Price

Dr. Vincent Price, the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication, has been named associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Pennsylvania.  He assumed his new position on July 1. 

As Associate Provost, Dr. Price will be responsible for the overall management of the academic personnel process, including recruitment, retention, and retirement; appointments and promotions; enhancement of faculty diversity; and resolution of individual faculty issues, including grievances. 

Several University offices will report to him, including the Office of the Chaplain, the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Office of the Curator, and the Arthur Ross Gallery.  In addition, he will work closely with both the University Ombudsman and the University’s Affirmative Action Office.

“Faculty recruitment, retention, and diversity are among our highest priorities at Penn,” said Provost Ronald J. Daniels.  “We are seeking to create a climate that is welcoming, inspiring, and conducive to our faculty’s professional growth and advancement.” 

“Vince will be a wonderful partner in this endeavor. His experience—as chair of Penn’s Faculty Senate and chair of the department of communication studies at the University of Michigan—makes him distinctly qualified to oversee the office of faculty affairs.”

Dr. Price’s research examines mass communication and public opinion, social influence processes, and political communication, including the ways in which media frame issues.  He has been editor of the flagship journal Public Opinion Quarterly, and his pioneering book Public Opinion (Sage 1992) has been published in five languages.

He earned a Ph.D. in communications from Stanford University in 1987 and a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University in 1979.

Dr. Price succeeds Deputy Provost, Dr. Janice Bellace, the Samuel A. Blank Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Professor of Management at the Wharton School (Almanac November 21, 2006).

Almanac - July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1