Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Daniel Lee Kleinman is Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs in the Office of the Provost and Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. He provides leadership for the University’s graduate education initiatives, working closely with the Provost and the Deans to articulate an institutional voice and promote continued excellence in graduate education. Central to these efforts are supporting interdisciplinary and co-curricular education and research, working to increase interdisciplinary and professional development opportunities for BU’s 13,000 graduate students, and nurturing new collaborations between the Charles River campus and Medical Center campus graduate programs. Additionally, Daniel works to enhance the quality of the full graduate experience through the ongoing development and review of graduate programs, the facilitation of University Fellowship programs, and the recruitment and retention of a strong, diverse pool of degree candidates. In 2018, Daniel’s role was expanded to include oversight of the University’s Academic Program Review process, which works to increase the quality and impact of programs on both campuses.
Before his arrival at BU in 2017, Daniel served as Senior Associate Dean (and previously as Associate Dean for Social Sciences) in the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. A sociologist by training, he is a nationally recognized leader in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies whose work has been supported by competitive grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. A major area of focus for his scholarship is the social organization of scientific research and the transformation of higher education in the U.S. Kleinman is the co-author, with Sainath Suryanarayanan, of the recently published Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics, and Honey Bee Health (Rutgers University Press, 2017).
In addition to his administrative roles in the Graduate School at UW, Daniel served as Chair of the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and as Director of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at Wisconsin in 2000, he held faculty positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Daniel holds a BA in Social History from Haverford College and an MS and PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.