Ann G. Wylie, Professor of Geology, became Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Maryland, College Park on March 1, 2011. Prior to her appointment as Provost, Dr. Wylie served the University in various administrative positions
As Vice President for Administrative Affairs since November 2008, Ann Wylie served as the Chief Administrative and Finance Officer of the University. She had oversight for seven departments including University Human Resources, Comptroller, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Environmental Safety, Business Services, and Procurement and Supply. She led efforts to bring the East Campus project to reality, to locate the Purple Line on campus to serve its constituents and protect the University's research environment, to enhance collaborations with the City of College Park, and to improve administrative efficiency in the Division to support the academic mission of the University.
From 2001 through 2008, Dr. Wylie served as Assistant President and Chief of Staff. She was the President's liaison with the vice presidents and other campus constituencies, with the University System of Maryland, the Board of Regents, and State and local officials. Dr. Wylie represented the President on the University Senate Executive Committee and the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee. She worked extensively on modeling the University's financial resources and needs, providing the arguments for enhanced funding, both operating and capital. Dr. Wylie chaired a university-wide task group on financial planning, one of six task forces charged with providing guidance to the campus and the president on the university's future. In addition, she served on the steering committee for the Strategic Plan and chaired the Subcommittee on Graduate Education.
During her tenure as Assistant President, Dr. Wylie also served as Interim Dean of the Graduate School from 2004 to 2006. Under her guidance and in collaboration with the Graduate Council, President Mote, and Provost Destler, the Graduate School revised a number of policies, including the continuous registration policy, 20-hour work policies for graduate assistants, and policies on academic probation. New initiatives included a leave-of-absence policy for childbirth and family illness, policies for distributing graduate fellowship funds among the colleges, Ph.D. completion fellowships, graduate field committees, and the creation of a new faculty title, College Park Professor.
Dr. Wylie also served as Assistant/Associate Provost (2000-2001), Acting Associate Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (1999-2000), Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Geology (1990-94), Acting Chair, Dept. of Geology (1989-1990), and Acting Associate Dean for Research and Special Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School (1984-1987).
Dr. Wylie is a nationally renowned expert in asbestos. Her other research interests include the economic geology of Appalachian metal and industrial deposits, mineralogy and human health, the study of ore minerals as petrogenetic indicators, and the geology and tectonic history of the central Appalachian Piedmont. In 1990, she co-founded with Professor Philip Candela the Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research, in which students, faculty, and other researchers apply fundamental chemistry and physics to problems in economic geology, igneous petrology, and industrial mineralogy.
Dr. Wylie received her Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Columbia University in 1972 and a B.A. in Geology from Wellesley College in 1966.