Leaving her position as Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Princeton University, Dr. Cantor will assume her new duties at U-M on July 1, 1996. Her primary responsibility will be to lead the University's efforts to review and revise its graduate programs. "The title of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs/Graduate Studies signifies the interest of the University community in evaluating and altering, if deemed appropriate, the University's approach to the delivery and support of graduate education," U-M Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker, Jr. said.
Dr. Cantor will also chair the Rackham Executive Board and will be a member of a central administration team concerned with graduate education and graduate enrollment management throughout the University.
Dr. Cantor is replacing John D'Arms, PhD, the Gerald F. Else Professor of Classical Studies and Professor of History, who decided not to seek reappointment as Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. U-M President James J. Duderstadt stated, "We look to Dr. Cantor for strategic advice on graduate education across the University, as well as on academic matters more generally."
After receiving her PhD from Stanford University in 1978, Dr. Cantor became Assistant Professor of Psychology at Princeton. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1981. In 1982, she moved to U-M as Associate Professor of Psychology. She was Area Chairperson of Personality Psychology from 1984-1988, was named Professor in 1987, served as Research Scientist in the Research Center for Group Dynamics in the Institute for Social Research from 1987-1991, and was Associate Dean for Faculty Programs in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies from 1989-1991. She left U-M in 1991 to teach at Princeton.
Dr. Cantor's appointment was approved by U-M Regents at their July 20, 1995, meeting.