Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost oversees academic policies and activities university-wide.
Scott Strobel is the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (MB&B) and University Provost.
Scott Strobel joined the Yale faculty in 1995 and served as department chair from 2006 to 2009. From 2011 to 2019 he served as Vice President for West Campus Planning & Program Development and orchestrated the emergence of the West Campus as a research and educational center of the university. In July 2014 he took on additional responsibility as the inaugural Deputy Provost for Teaching & Learning. In this capacity, he oversaw the creation of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, housed within the York Street wing of Sterling Memorial Library.
As a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Mr. Strobel instituted a program to explore microbial and chemical diversity in the world’s rainforests as a means to inspire undergraduate students in the sciences. He chaired the University Science Strategy Committee, which was tasked with developing a ten-year strategic plan for the sciences and engineering at Yale. In 2019, as Vice Provost for Science Initiatives, he was charged with implementing that plan. He began as Provost in 2020.
Mr. Strobel has received the Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences, the Graduate Mentoring Award in the Sciences, and the Yale Science and Engineering Award for Meritorious Service. His research group explores the chemical basis of RNA function and the role of the fluoride ion channel in cellular fluoride detoxification.