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Pulteney Street Podcast Welcomes Provost Kirk

Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk discusses her background, the HWS curriculum, and her first year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast.

Kirk joined HWS in June 2021. In addition to serving as Provost and Dean of Faculty, Kirk is a professor of chemistry. As the chief academic officer and dean of the faculty, she is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Colleges’ educational programs and services. Kirk works with the faculty on curricular management and operations, supports faculty initiatives and development, and supervises academic support offices and centers of the Colleges. 

Previously she served as Associate Provost and Professor of Chemistry at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. An experienced administrator and scholar, Kirk also held a four-month term as the Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Willamette, following a five-year rotating term as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development.

Kirk holds her Ph.D. and master’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, and her bachelor’s in chemistry from Whitman College.