Ann G. Wylie
Ann G. Wylie
Ann G. Wylie, a distinguished researcher and higher education administrator, was appointed interim senior vice president and provost in February 2021.
Wylie is professor emerita of geology and has been serving the University of Maryland in various roles for nearly 50 years. She came to Maryland in 1972 as the only female faculty member in the Department of Agronomy after earning her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in economic geology from Columbia University. With expertise in asbestos and its health effects, Wylie was a founding member of Maryland’s geology department and served in roles such as director of undergraduate and graduate programs, and department chair.
Her administrative career has spanned the department, college and campus levels. Wylie has served as senior vice president and provost; vice president for administrative affairs; dean of the Graduate School; and interim vice president and chief information officer. Her leadership was crucial in creating the MPowering the State innovation initiative.
Wylie, who was awarded the President’s Medal in 2014, is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the Mineralogical Society of America, Mineralogical Association of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.