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The Office of the Provost oversees all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as athletics, student affairs, sponsored research, university libraries, and the registrar.

As Clark University’s senior academic administrator, the provost works with the president and the faculty to set strategic and academic priorities for the University. The provost allocates and oversees the resources that support the educational and research missions of the University. Working with faculty, the provost is responsible for attracting, retaining, and supporting faculty members who are not only excellent teachers and mentors to their students but also nationally and internationally recognized scholars in their fields.

Davis Baird

Meet the Provost

As Clark’s provost since 2010, Davis Baird has overseen the implementation of Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice model for undergraduate education. He also has bolstered graduate studies programs, including the launch of more than ten new graduate programs, and was instrumental in establishing the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Information for New Tenure-Track Faculty

Are you a new tenure-track faculty member at Clark? Check out our guide to support, services, and resources for new faculty.

Contact Information

Office of the Provost

Office Location
  • Geography Building, Room 212
    Clark University
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477
  • 1-508-793-7673
  • 1-508-793-8834 Fax
  • dbaird[at]clarku[dot]edu
Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.