Scott Strobel joined the Yale faculty in 1995 in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (MB&B) where he served as department chair from 2006-09 and currently holds the Henry Ford II Professorship. Since 2011 he has served as vice president for West Campus planning & program development, and in July 2014 he took on additional responsibility as the inaugural deputy provost for teaching & learning. In this capacity, he will oversee the development of a comprehensive Yale Center for Teaching and Learning that will promote teaching excellence, foster improved student learning, and provide a clear pathway for teaching resources and support to Yale faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. In 2006 and again in 2010, he was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor to promote efforts in undergraduate science education. With this award he instituted a program to explore microbial and chemical diversity in the world’s rainforests as a means to inspire undergraduate students in the sciences. He was awarded the Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences in 2004 and the Graduate Mentoring Award in the Sciences in 2007. He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. His current research explores the chemical basis of RNA function and catalysis and hydrocarbon production by endophytic fungi.