On Monday, February 17, 2020, Yale University Provost Scott Strobel announced the leader of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: Pericles Lewis.
“Pericles Lewis will take responsibility for oversight of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. He will continue to serve as the vice president for global strategy. Given his new responsibilities, his vice provost title will change to vice provost for academic initiatives,” wrote Strobel.
Pericles Lewis serves as the Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and professor of English. He has guided the university’s international activities and coordinated various programs for the provost’s office since 2017. This includes working closely with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the Schwarzman Center.