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Lawrence B. Dumas

Provost
Northwestern University

Lawrence B. Dumas was elected Provost of Northwestern University in January, 1996. He served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, beginning in 1988.

A member of the Northwestern faculty since 1970, Dumas was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology at Northwestern prior to beginning service as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was named Associate Professor in 1975 and Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology in 1980. He received a Bachelor's Degree with high honors in Biochemistry from Michigan State University Honors College in 1963, a Master's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1965, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wisconsin in 1968. He was the recipient of the U.S. Public Health Service Predoctoral Fellowship at Wisconsin (1964-67) and Postdoctoral Fellowship at California Institute of Technology (1968-70). He received the John Boezi Award for Outstanding Molecular Biology Research from Michigan State University (1987) and the U.S. Public Health Service Career Development Award (1974-79). He received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award in 1979-80.