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Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Vice Provost for Academics

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale assumed the role of Vice Provost for Academics on December 1, 2017. She was previously Associate Provost for Faculty, having initially joined the Office of the Provost on September 1, 2013. Chase-Lansdale is also the Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy.

Her key priorities revolve around recruiting and retaining faculty, supporting orientation and mentoring, fostering collaboration, enhancing diversity, and encouraging scholarly and creative work and teaching. 

A specialist in multidisciplinary research on societal issues that affect families and the development of children and youth—especially those who are economically disadvantaged, Chase-Lansdale has had a significant impact in forging new paths in how social science research is conducted at IPR and Northwestern. As founding director of IPR’s Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and Health for eight years, she led an interdisciplinary cadre of IPR researchers to examine how broad social, racial/ethnic, and economic disparities “get under the skin” to affect human development and physical and mental health. C2S received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and this role required her to be conversant in subfields that range from psychobiology and gene-environment interplay to economics and public policy. Her current research agenda, which she will continue as Associate Provost, involves an action-research project on education and workforce programs for young, low-income parents, combined with a high-quality, early childhood education program, for which she was recently awarded an inaugural Ascend Fellowship from the Aspen Institute.

Internationally recognized for her research and its applications, Chase-Lansdale has garnered many awards and honors over the course of her career. She was recently elected to the National Academy of Education and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. A national expert on the interface between research and public policy, she has received the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Social Policy Award, as well as the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children.

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Vice Provost for Academics
1-110 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847 467-8917