Provost and Executive Vice President
Aimée Dorr was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of California on July 1, 2012. As UC Provost and Executive Vice President for academic affairs, she directs the development of academic and research policies; provides administrative oversight of the University’s academic planning efforts and associated budget matters; serves as liaison with the University-wide Academic Senate, executive vice chancellors/provosts of the 10 campuses, student governments, and academic leaders of other segments of California higher education, and directs planning, policy development, and strategy in such areas as K-12 academic preparation, international academic activities, library planning, University Press, research, and student affairs. Her efforts are organized around the vision of UC as a pre-eminent research public university, with each campus in its time and its own way achieving this status. The provost is authorized to act on behalf of the president in his or her absence or inability to act.
Dorr, a professor of education at UCLA since 1981, became Dean of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) in 1999. Among the leadership positions she has held within the UC system are chair and vice chair of the UC Academic Senate and faculty representative to the UC Board of Regents.
Before joining the faculty at UCLA, Dorr was a faculty member at Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Southern California, where she served as Associate Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications. At Stanford, she also served one year as special adviser to the president for childcare policy. At the same time that she became the Dean of Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, she became co-chair of UCLA's Academic Preparation and Educational Partnership Programs, formerly known as Outreach Programs.
Dorr is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Her research has focused on electronic media and the processes by which young people make sense of, utilize and are affected by electronic media. Her expertise also includes policy analysis and the role of research in policy decision making. She has advised on national policy for children's television for the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission and on food marketing to children and youth for the Institute of Medicine.
Dorr received her B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University, where she also earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology.