Susan M. Collins

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of Michigan

SUSAN M. COLLINS is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, and is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics. She served as the Joan and Sanford Weill dean of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy from 2007 to 2017.  Dr. Collins is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Board of Directors and a board member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.  She has served as President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, and as chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.  Prior to joining Michigan’s faculty, Dr. Collins was professor of economics at Georgetown University and senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.  She received a B.A. in economics in 1980 from Harvard University (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in economics in 1984 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.