Emily Proctor to Serve as Dean of Curriculum

January 13, 2017

Emily Proctor

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Vice President of Academic Affairs Andrea Lloyd has announced that Emily Proctor, associate professor of mathematics, will serve a one-year term as dean of curriculum. Proctor will fill the role during current dean Suzanne Gurland’s upcoming sabbatical, which will take place during the 2017–2018 academic year. Gurland will return to the dean's position during the 2018–2019 academic year.

Proctor, who joined the faculty in 2005, teaches a wide range of courses in the mathematics department, including calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, and differential geometry; her research interests lie in the field of Riemannian geometry. Among her research interests, Proctor studies mathematical objects called orbifolds, which are generalizations of smooth surfaces such as spheres. She has served on a number of college committees, including the Administration Committee and Faculty Council. In 2012, Proctor received the Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching.

As dean of curriculum, Proctor will work closely with the Curriculum Committee and the Educational Affairs Committee on matters of educational policy, faculty staffing requests, and curricular development. She will also have responsibility for overseeing winter term, summer study, and external department reviews. Her term begins July 1, 2017.