Interim Executive Vice President, Provost | Middlebury CollegeContributor
Michelle McCauley is the Interim Executive Vice President, Provost, at Middlebury. As Middlebury’s chief academic officer, she oversees the Office of the Provost and all academic programs at Middlebury, including Middlebury College, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, C.V. Starr Schools Abroad, Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and School of the Environment. McCauley, a professor of psychology, joined the Middlebury faculty in 1995. She cofounded the Vermont Center for Behavioral Science Research in Climate and the Environment, and has contributed to many task forces and initiatives around the environment including Middlebury’s Energy2028 which commits the institution to using 100% renewable energy at the main VT campus and reducing consumption by 25% by 2028 as well as increasing educational opportunities for students to learn how to make practical contributions to the climate crisis. Prior to being appointed to her current role, Michelle was the director of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, a seven year, 25 million dollar project across Middlebury. Dr. McCauley earned her B.A. from the University of Iowa, and her M.S. and PhD in Applied Psychology from Florida International University.