Susan E. Alcock is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Previously, Dr. Alcock served as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Flint from 2018 to 2019. She holds a doctorate in classical archaeology and classics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and bachelor’s degrees from Cambridge and from Yale University.
From 2006-2015, Dr. Alcock served at Brown University as the inaugural Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, and as Joukowsky Family Professor. Prior to her time at Brown she was a member of the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she was John H. D’Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics. While at Michigan, she was awarded a Thurnau Professorship and the Henry Russel Award.
In 2015 she returned to Michigan as Special Counsel for Institutional Outreach and Engagement and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics. In her role as Special Counsel she worked in the Office of the President on a variety of academic initiatives and projects, including developing and leveraging faculty, research, and student connections between the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.
Dr. Alcock’s research and teaching engages with themes of landscape, imperialism, and memory in the archaeologies of the ancient Mediterranean. She has published numerous books and articles and has conducted fieldwork in Greece, Armenia, and more recently at the site of Petra in Jordan. A new archaeological project will be launched in summer 2020 at the ancient coastal site of Acholla in Tunisia.
Dr. Alcock is a 2001 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, and an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. She has published 13 books and more than 70 articles, and her work has been cited thousands of times.