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Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Dennis G. Hall is Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School. As a member of the provost’s senior staff, he oversees the operation and campus-wide mission of the Graduate School as dean, and advocates for and oversees research outside the Medical Center. In partnership with the research leadership in the Medical Center, he provides broad oversight of Vanderbilt’s interschool research centers and institutes and of a number of campus-wide services. In addition he oversees the Vanderbilt University Press, serves on the three-member Provost’s Budget Allocation Committee, and serves as the permanent member of the University Central Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, a position he has held since 2000.

Since fall 2004 when Vanderbilt became a member, Hall serves as its representative on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors, which oversees management of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He represents Vanderbilt on two of the American Association of Universities (AAU) constituent groups: Senior Research Officers (SROs) and the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS), created by the graduate deans of the AAU. Hall is a professor of physics and of electrical engineering.

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