Emily Bakemeier has been at Yale and in the Office of the Provost since 2000. Most recently, Emily has served as Deputy Provost for the Arts and Humanities. Her responsibilities have included primary oversight for academic policy, resource allocation, and faculty affairs for the Humanities departments and programs in the FAS as well as for the professional schools of Art, Architecture, Drama, Music, and Divinity. In addition, she has had responsibility for oversight of the Institute of Sacred Music, the Whitney Humanities Center, and the Center for Language Study. During her earlier years at Yale—as Assistant and Associate Provost—Emily had primary responsibility for, or worked closely with, a broad range of academic units including the Social Science departments in the FAS, the World Fellows Program, the Center for the Study of Globalization, the Women Faculty Forum, YCIAS (now the MacMillan Center), and the Writing Center. She has long been, and continues to be, responsible for specific aspects of faculty recruitment and retention across all of the professional schools, departments, and programs at the University. Emily is a Fellow of Pierson College and has been a Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. She is Yale’s representative to the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), and is currently Vice Chair and Programming Committee Chair of the COFHE Assembly.
Emily graduated with an A.B. in English Literature and Art History from Dartmouth College and earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. Her area of academic expertise is sixteenth- and seventeenth-century northern European art. After having concentrated her early work on seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting and northern European architectural history, including landscape and garden architecture, Emily turned her attention and writing to French royal portraiture and iconography from the reign of Francois I (1515-1547) to that of Louis XIV (1661-1715).
Since her graduation from Dartmouth, throughout her years at Princeton, and to the present, Emily has been deeply engaged with both of those institutions. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth and served on the most recent presidential search committee for the College. She was the first woman President of the Dartmouth Alumni Council and has been awarded her class’s inaugural Service Award as well as the Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Emily also has served in leadership roles for Princeton, including an extended term on the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and as Vice Chair of that board.