Suzanne Sherman, Ph.D., was recently appointed provost and vice-president for academic affairs at New College of Florida. Sherman is an associate professor of chemistry who joined the faculty at New College in 1989 following a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship appointment at Harvard University. She has served as associate provost since 2018, was chair of the faculty from 2013 to 2016, and was chair of the Natural Sciences Division from 1999 to 2002. She replaces Dr. Barbara Feldman, who served as New College’s provost for the past three years.
In her new role, Sherman plans to focus on enhancing the student learning experience, more closely integrating academic programs and career planning, and continuing to expand the curriculum with new courses and program offerings. Her research interests include synthetic modeling of metalloprotein active sites, interactions of metals with biological ligands, and metals in medicine. Sherman earned her B.S. degree summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.