Jeffrey Cason became the Provost and Executive Vice President on January 1, 2018.
His responsibilities encompass the academic programs of Middlebury including the College, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Language Schools, the Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, the School of the Environment, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.
Cason joined the Middlebury College faculty in 1994 and was named the Edward C. Knox Professor of International Studies in 2008. He has taught courses in Latin American politics, international and comparative political economy, and in the interdisciplinary program in International and Global Studies. He was appointed Dean of International Programs in 2006, and served in that capacity until 2015 when he became the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Schools.
Cason received his PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Much of his research has focused on Latin American political economy and economic integration, with a particular focus on Brazil. His recent books include two published by Routledge: The Political Economy of Integration: The Experience of Mercosur (2011), and the third edition of Overseas Research: A Practical Guide (2020), coauthored with Christopher Barrett and Erin Lentz.
His research on Brazil and Uruguay has also appeared in a variety of edited books and journals, such as the International Political Science Review, Journal of Democracy, Current History, Latin American Politics and Society, and Latin American Research Review.