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Philip Kass, Ph.D., DVM

Title: Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion, University of California, Davis

Philip Kass is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of California, Davis.  He holds DVM, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, MS (Statistics), and PhD (Epidemiology) degrees, and holds appointments as Professor of Analytic Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine.  Previously, as Associate Vice Provost for faculty equity and inclusion, his responsibilities included research into determinants of rates of advancement, oversight of faculty hiring and promoting effective practices with respect to enhancing diversity in the tenure-track ranks, annually performing analyses of faculty salaries across the university leading to unique individual-level equity adjustments, and participating in the university’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant.  His office is responsible for approximately 3,000 academic personnel at UC Davis, comprised of tenure track and tenured faculty, clinical faculty, and researchers, and plays a vital role in upholding UC Davis’ commitment to academic justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.