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