Patricia E. Beeson

Professor of Economics & Public Policy at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Patricia E. Beeson

Patricia E. Beeson

Professor of Economics & Public Policy at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Biography

Dr. Patricia E. Beeson, who has served as Professor of Economics and as Vice Provost of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at Pitt, was elected Provost by the University’s Board of Trustees in July 2010. "My goal,” she noted at that time, “is to continue to build on our recent successes in creating one of the strongest public research universities in the world.”

As provost and senior vice chancellor of the university, Beeson is the chief academic officer of the university, exercising general oversight over academic affairs on all five Pitt campuses. She works closely with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and other members of the university’s leadership team, providing the academic vision and the fiscal discipline to foster future success in an environment characterized not only by nearly limitless opportunities but also by clearly limited resources. As provost, she is responsible for initiating and promoting the university’s commitment to excellence in education and research and to strong partnerships in community development, while also securing an adequate resource base and ensuring the university’s operational effectiveness.

Patricia E. Beeson is the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. She received a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oregon. Her research interests are in Urban Economics and Applied Microeconomics, and much of her most recent work was devoted to a major research project undertaken in collaboration with colleagues from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where she served as a research associate for nearly a decade and as a visiting scholar on two separate occasions. That work was tied to amendments to the federal Housing Mortgage Disclosure Act that generated a very large body of new data, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland charged to examine the full universe of national data to assess what could be learned about lender practices, particularly with respect to issues of regulatory concern, such as the role of race in the initiation and outcome of the home loan application process.

Dr. Beeson has also been involved in another data-intensive project examining the nature and growth of U.S. counties from 1840 to 1990, where she and her collaborators examined fundamental questions related to the establishment and subsequent growth of cities, such as the importance of natural advantages and the persistence of population centers over time.

In 2004, Dr. Beeson joined the Office of the Provost as vice provost for graduate studies. Two years later, she also assumed responsibility for undergraduate studies, and was responsible for graduate and undergraduate studies across the University's 16 schools and four regional campuses. She has served as chair of both the University Council for Graduate Studies and the Provost's Advisory Committee for Undergraduate Programs.

Dr. Beeson has played a lead role in the University's assessment efforts and has been deeply engaged in strategic planning. Working with the director of admissions and financial aid and the dean of students, she has helped lead Pitt's enrollment management efforts, as well as initiatives to increase student retention, graduation, and satisfaction. She also has been actively engaged at national and statewide levels on issues of assessment and accountability and is widely regarded as a leader in those areas.

Appointments

* Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh (August 15, 2010 - Present)
* Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh (May 25, 2007-August 15, 2010)
* Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh (January 1, 2006-May 24, 2007)
* Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, University of Pittsburgh (May 1, 2004-December 31, 2005)
* Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh (August 2001-April 2004)
* Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh (2000-present)
* Associate Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh (1990-2000)
* Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh (1983-1990)

Professional Affiliations

* American Economics Association, Regional Science Association
* Association of Graduate Schools
* Council of Graduate Schools
* Middle States Association of College and Secondary Schools
* NASULGC Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education

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The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences as well as professional fields. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America

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