About the Provost
Jonathan A. Bagger
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jonathan Bagger became interim provost of The Johns Hopkins University on September 1, 2012. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1989 and is a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Physics and Astronomy. In March 2008, Dr. Bagger was appointed the university's inagural vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs.
As interim provost, Dr. Bagger is the chief academic officer and second-ranking member of the senior administration, responsible for promoting and coordinating the university’s teaching and research mission. He leads the university’s budgeting process and oversees the university’s nine schools as well as its many interdisciplinary programs and academic centers.
Dr. Bagger established the Doctor of Philosophy Board to promote excellence in Ph.D. education and currently is overseeing the university's deccenial Middle States reaccreditation process. He has focused on the quality of graduate and postdoctoral programs, strategic planning and enhancing relationships with government funding agencies.
Dr. Bagger’s research centers on high energy physics at the interface of theory and experiment. His present work is focused on supersymmetry and supergravity between the weak and the Planck scales. Together with Julius Wess, he is the author of the monograph Supersymmetry and Supergravity.
Dr. Bagger has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Physics and Astronomy and vice chair of the Energy Department/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
He is on the editorial board of Physics Reports and the Journal of High Energy Physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Dr. Bagger graduated from Dartmouth College in 1977. After a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill scholar, he continued his graduate study at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 and took a postdoctoral research position at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. From 1986 to 1989, he was associate professor at Harvard University.