Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost
Martin Levine was named Vice Provost and Senior Advisor in May 2012. He provides guidance and leadership across a number of key university administrative, policy and strategic matters. He also serves as the primary liaison to the Academic Senate and the Keck School of Medicine faculty affairs office. Levine assists with the Faculty Handbook and disciplinary matters, and he provides oversight for the Emeriti Center and the Advisory Committee of Work and Family Life.
Levine first joined the Provost’s Office in 1998. Prior to his role as Senior Advisor, he served for many years as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. He holds the UPS Foundation Chair in Law and Gerontology, and is professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences, with joint appointments in the schools of law, gerontology and medicine. He was selected by the American Council on Education and Change Magazine magazine for their list of 100 Outstanding Developing Leaders in American Higher Education.
Other positions Levine has held outside of USC include law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright of the US Court of Appeals, teaching at Columbia and Oxford, General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Constitutional Rights Subcommittee and first lawyer appointed in the Federal Public Defender Office in Los Angeles.