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Mark Kamlet

University Professor of Economics and Public Policy; Provost Emeritus

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Email: kamlet@cmu.edu



    Kamlet, provost of Carnegie Mellon since 2000, was reappointed to a second five-year term in 2005, at which time he also was named senior vice president. In July 2009, he agreed to a two-year term extension, and was named executive vice president. In August 2010, Kamlet signed a one-year extension, ending in 2013.
    As CMU's chief academic officer, Kamlet has worked with the deans and department heads to strengthen the university¹s academic programs, retain and recruit world-class faculty, enhance its many research programs, centers and institutes, and create new academic and research initiatives leveraging the university¹s talent and expertise. A leading expert in economics and public policy, the economics of health care, quantitative methodology and public finance, he also has worked with local government and with Carnegie Mellon's many outreach initiatives to foster economic, educational and cultural development in southwest Pennsylvania.
    Kamlet joined Carnegie Mellon's central leadership team after a successful eight-year tenure as dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at CMU, now the Heinz College. Under Kamlet, the Heinz School's endowment increased more than 80 percent and its research funding grew by nearly 400 percent. He became a member of the CMU faculty in 1976 and was named a professor in 1989 with a joint appointment in the Heinz School and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS). Before becoming dean of the Heinz School in 1993, Kamlet was associate dean of H&SS and head of its Department of Social and Decision Sciences.
    He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Stanford University, master's degrees in economics and statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.


    B.S. in Mathematics, Stanford University
    M.S. in Economics and Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
    Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Berkeley