Beth Ingram, North Dakota State University's new provost, began work today.
She comes to NDSU from the University of Iowa, where she was associate provost and Henry B. Tippie professor of economics. Ingram said she is looking forward to working with the NDSU community. "I've appreciated the warm welcome and am excited to be part of NDSU as it continues to achieve through world-class research and excellent teaching."
Ingram brings deep and broad academic credentials and extensive leadership experience. She has served numerous times as a National Science Foundation panelist and has secured several NSF research grants, co-chaired thesis committees, and has published and been a referee and reviewer in some of the nation's most respected economic journals.
She held two endowed positions at Iowa, and was part of the senior academic leadership team that makes decisions on all scholarly and academic activity at the campus.
NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani said Ingram's breadth and depth of scholarly and administrative experience, as well as her clear commitment to faculty issues, make her an excellent fit as provost. "Dr. Ingram is an impressive researcher and brings experience as an administrator at one of the nation's premier AAU institutions," he said. "I have great confidence in her ability to guide us forward on a steepening performance trajectory. Her reputation at the University of Iowa is exceptional, and reflects a leader who purposefully connects with, listens to, and supports faculty success."
Ingram has held academic positions at the University of Iowa since 1988, including dean and department chair roles, and directed the Institute for Economic Research, which provided income and tax revenue forecasts for the state of Iowa. She was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University from 1986 to 1988. She has a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota, and previous degrees in economics and mathematics. Her research interests include macroeconomics, labor economics and econometrics.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.