Karen Anderson’s responsibilities include policies and procedures related to faculty appointments and budgets, strategic planning, and initiatives in support of diversity. She works with the deputy provosts and the other members of Yale’s leadership to oversee academic resources and faculty development across campus. Before coming to Yale she served as Senior Associate Provost at Wesleyan University. She is a fellow at Trumbull College. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in history of religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School.