As the University administration responds to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dwayne Benjamin has been appointed Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology for a term of one year, starting July 1, 2020. The Provostial Advisor will work to enhance coordination of enrolment-related activities across the University, champion a student-centric approach to enrolment activities, take a proactive role in engaging with divisional leaders, and continue to implement process and technology transformation that supports institutional and divisional goals.
Professor Benjamin has served as Vice Dean, Graduate Education in the Faculty of Arts & Science since September 2017. In that capacity, he oversees the budgetary and programmatic administration of graduate programs hosted in Arts & Science, including the management of domestic and international enrolment levels. Prior to his role as Vice Dean, Professor Benjamin was Chair of the Department of Economics (2015-2017), Associate Chair (Undergraduate, 2010-2017), and Associate Chair (Graduate, 2003-2006).
Professor Benjamin is a labour economist whose research has evolved to the broader economics of post-secondary education, where there have been strong complementarities with his administrative responsibilities, such as identifying determinants of success in undergraduate economics, and estimating the economic returns to graduate education in Canada and the United States. On the latter topic, he is completing service on the Canadian Council of Academies’ Expert Panel on the Labour Market Transition of PhD Graduates. He also recently served on the Provost’s Advisory Group on Faculty Gender Pay Equity.
Prepared with files from the Office of the Provost, University of Toronto