Daniel I. Linzer became Provost of Northwestern University on September 1, 2007. He is Northwestern University's Chief Academic Officer and an ex officio member of the faculty of each school. In this role he:
- Supervises the educational policies and academic priorities of the University.
- Encourages and coordinates initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education.
- Oversees preparation of the university's annual budget.
- Acts on faculty appointments and promotions.
- Directs allocation of resources and space to academic units.
- Is the acting chief executive officer in the absence of the President.
Linzer joined Northwestern in 1984 as an assistant professor, and is now professor of molecular biosciences. He has conducted pioneering research on the molecular basis of hormone action. Following four years as Associate Dean, Linzer was appointed Dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2002. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Linzer received his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in biochemical sciences from Princeton University in 1980. He completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among the many awards he has received are the Searle Scholars Award, the American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, and the Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.
Daniel I. Linzer, Provost
2-143 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847 491-5117
Fax: 847 467-1630