Dr. Elizabeth Graddy was appointed Interim Provost on July 1, 2019. She also serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as Professor of Public Policy at the USC Sol Price School for Public Policy. She holds the Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy.
As the university’s second-ranking administrator, she oversees the Dornsife College, the Keck School of Medicine and 21 other professional schools and academic units, in addition to USC’s museums, and the divisions of student affairs, libraries, research, student religious life, and enrollment services.
Dr. Graddy received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. After receiving her Ph.D., she joined USC as a Professor of Public Policy at USC Price. Her expertise is in institutional economics, public and nonprofit organizations, and public policy analysis. Her research focused on the role of private organizations in serving the public interest, how industry and organizational structure affect performance, and how information asymmetry and uncertainty affect institutional design and effectiveness. She is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. She is a past public member and Vice President of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Graddy previously served as the Executive Vice Provost, the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, the Vice Dean of the Price School, and as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs.