Provost & VP Academic

The Provost is the university’s senior academic leader. Dr. Balser works to align university budget and plans with the academic mission; ensures goals are integrated across both academic and administrative units; and provides a structure to enable clear and efficient decision making. All of Dalhousie’s Deans report to the Provost, as do two Vice-Provosts (Students Affairs and Planning & Analytics) and the Associate Vice-President Academic.


Quick facts

  • Holds a PhD in Soil Microbiology 
  • Grew up in New England
  • Plays saxaphone, flute and clarinet