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Provost and Executive Vice President

Office of the Provost

Jerry Baldasty

Gerald J. “Jerry” Baldasty was named provost and executive vice president, effective June 1, 2016. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1978 and is a professor of communication and an adjunct professor in two departments (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and American Ethnic Studies).


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Latest posts

  • Tips and strategies for inclusive teaching

    December 14, 2017

    A couple of months ago, in response to common questions from faculty, I wrote a post offering strategies to foster vibrant, inclusive classroom conversations. Faculty then, as now, are grappling with questions such as: how do we make room for differing perspectives in the classroom in a way that allows everyone to participate? How do…

  • Honoring and supporting our veterans

    November 6, 2017

    Throughout UW history, thousands of students, alums, faculty and staff have served our country through the armed forces. Memorials dot our campus, reminding us of those who served – and those who gave everything. But memorials are just part of what we to do to honor and support veterans. As a university, we must ensure…

  • Ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty and staff

    November 2, 2017

    In the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, SafeCampus has expanded its role as a resource to faculty and staff who become aware of situations that may involve sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. If you become aware of such a circumstance — either because…

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