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    Eric Jensen

    Provost


    Biography

    Eric Jensen serves as chief academic officer of the university, providing leadership through the establishment of academic priorities, the support of existing and the development of new academic programs, and the supervision of academic deans. The Provost also oversees Student Affairs, Athletics, Diversity Initiatives, the libraries, and related offices. He is directly responsible to the president for curriculum, instructional and research programs, faculty development, and development of academic, student affairs and athletics operating and capital budgets. He chairs the Budget Advisory Committee and Deans Council, and co-chairs the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. He began a program prioritization effort in his first year at Hamline, and has worked to effect change in ways that draw on Hamline’s special status as diverse, learning-centered university.

    Dr. Jensen came to Hamline from the College of William and Mary, where he was director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy. He was responsible for raising funds, creating and implementing programmatic and curricular innovations, maintaining a large external board of advisors, and managing relationships with government agencies, nonprofits, private firms and donors. Prior to that, he was professor of economics and public policy at the College of William and Mary. His research focuses on the economics of fertility, mortality and migration. He has worked in South and Southeast Asia and published extensively in scholarly journals on these issues. Jensen has been Senior Fellow at the East-West Center, International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and Alumni Fellow of the College of William and Mary. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.