From the VPF

Dr. Gregg Camfield

Vice Provost for the Faculty

Professor - Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts


  • Ph.D., 1989 - University of California, Berkeley
  • A.B., 1980 - Brown University

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Dr. Gregg Camfield - Vice Provost for the Faculty

Dear UC Merced,

I am honored to serve as UC Merced’s first Vice Provost for the Faculty. The position was created to support all of our academic staff as we build this university. The position is not entirely new; it incorporates the responsibilities that David Ojcius had when he served as Vice Provost for Academic Personnel. In that respect, I will continue to work with the Senate and with Academic Personnel office staff on our policies and procedures for appointments and personnel reviews, seeking to ensure that we review people fairly and as efficiently as possible while upholding the University of California’s high standards.

The novel portion of the job is to support faculty welfare broadly construed. As I see the job unfolding, that means providing a variety of resources that help faculty succeed as scholars and teachers while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Again, I look forward to broad consultation with faculty, and am pleased to work with a dedicated staff who are committed to helping academic appointees make the most of their employment benefits and faculty development opportunities.


Dr. Gregg Camfield