Meg Kirkpatrick joined the Vice Provost for Research team in the Provost’s Office in 2021. Meg provides support for research efforts and the renovation and expansion of facilities.
Prior to joining Yale, Meg was Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. As Associate Provost, she had a wide range of duties, including as the lead on college reaccreditation and assessment, as a research compliance officer, and the Program Director for the college’s Inclusive Excellence award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Meg also served as lead for the renovation of the college’s science center. As a faculty member, she served as the inaugural coordinator for the interdisciplinary Neuroscience major and was active in many faculty governance committees.
Meg graduated with an AB in Psychology from Smith College and earned a PhD in Psychology from the Psychological and Brain Sciences program at Dartmouth College. She completed her postdoctoral work at the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her interdisciplinary behavioral neuroscience research focused on the study of hormones and the neural basis of behavior.