Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Named Northwestern’s Associate Provost for Faculty

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Named Northwestern’s Associate Provost for Faculty

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, professor of human development and social policy, was named Northwestern University’s associate provost for faculty, effective September 1. In addition, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and teaching, she was appointed as the Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy. 

As associate provost, Chase-Lansdale will play a significant role in all matters pertaining to Northwestern’s faculty, according to Provost Daniel Linzer, who announced her appointment. In particular, she will work to build and support faculty excellence across the University, identifying new ways to strengthen faculty innovation and distinction.

“Her key priorities will revolve around recruiting and retaining faculty, supporting orientation and mentoring, fostering collaboration, enhancing diversity, and encouraging scholarly and creative work and teaching,” Linzer says. Chase-Lansdale succeeds Dr. James B. Young, who has served as associate provost since 2008.

Chase-Lansdale specializes in multidisciplinary research on societal issues that affect families and the development of children and youth — especially those who are economically disadvantaged. A former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Fellow, she is a national expert on the interface between research and public policy.

Chase-Lansdale also served for eight years as the founding director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded center, Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), a role that required her to be conversant in subfields that range from psychobiology and gene-environment interplay to economics and public policy. She continues to serve as a faculty fellow at IPR, and she will continue leading her current research programs while serving as associate provost.

Internationally recognized for her research and its applications, Chase-Lansdale is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Education. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Social Policy Award, as well as the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. She is also a Fellow of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a new program designed to bring together innovative senior leaders from research, practice, policy, philanthropy, business, and media to promote a two-generation approach to fostering life opportunities for low-income parents and children.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 6/13/13