Mark Hovey, professor of mathematics and director of graduate studies, will serve as interim associate provost, part-time through May 15, and then full-time through Aug. 31. Hovey will focus on curricular initiatives and budget management.
Hovey came to Wesleyan in 1997 after receiving his BS from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught at Yale, University of New Haven, University of Kentucky and MIT, and has been a regular speaker at international conferences in algebraic topology.
Hovey is the author of the book Model Categories and more than 50 scholarly papers. He has served as editor of publications including Advances in Mathematics and Homology, Homotopy, and its Applications and has been a referee for multiple journals, including Annals of Math, American Journal of Math and Topology.
At Wesleyan he has served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and as a member of the Review and Appeals Board.
“Mark has been doing an excellent job as the director of graduate studies this year, and I know that he will contribute immensely to Academic Affairs, and to Wesleyan, as he takes on his new responsibilities as interim associate provost,” said Ruth Striegel Weissman, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Please join me in thanking Mark for taking in this important role.”