UT Dallas Magazine

Musselman Named Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Inga Musselman, professor of chemistry, was named provost and vice president for academic affairs. She had been the interim provost since 2015.

President Richard C. Benson said the choice for the University’s chief academic officer was made after a national search and an extensive interview process involving top candidates.

“Dr. Musselman emerged from an extraordinarily strong pool of candidates. She has a stellar record as an educator, researcher and administrator, along with a deep understanding of UT Dallas,” Benson said.

As provost and vice president for academic affairs, Musselman oversees curricula, instruction and research activities. The office also oversees faculty hiring, the process of faculty review, promotion and tenure, and budget priorities and allocations for the individual schools. Musselman also is the primary contact with The University of Texas System for academic affairs.

“As the University evolves to become a more mature research university, so will the role of provost,” Musselman said.

An analytical chemist, Musselman joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1992, just two years after the first freshman class was admitted. She was appointed associate provost for faculty affairs in 2008 and senior vice provost in 2014.

Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, executive vice president, was Musselman’s immediate predecessor as provost.

Dr. Inga Musselman