Carol H. Kim

Carol H. Kim

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost's Office
Executive Council


University Hall 308
UAlbany Provost Carol H. Kim

Dr. Carol H. Kim joined UAlbany on August 1, 2019, as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Kim comes to Albany from the seven-campus University of Maine System, where she held a variety of posts at the University of Maine, including dean of the Graduate School, vice president for research, and director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and recently as associate vice chancellor of academic innovation & partnerships.

A molecular virologist and professor of microbiology, Dr. Kim pioneered the use of the zebrafish model for innate immune response to infectious diseases. Her research has been supported by numerous federal and state funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA.

Dr. Kim promoted academic achievement in her role as advisor of more than 120 Honors, undergraduate, and graduate students and was recognized for her personal support of faculty development as recipient of the Rising Tide Center’s Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award. Dr. Kim supported international educational efforts by serving as PI for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She has been a member of New England Commission on Higher Education evaluation teams, performing comprehensive accreditation reviews of several New England universities. Dr. Kim also served on multiple study sections for NIH and scientific review panels for USDA and NSF.

Dr. Kim holds a degree from Wellesley College in philosophy and biological chemistry and a doctoral degree in microbiology from Cornell University.