Jennifer Troyer

Jennifer Troyer

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Jennifer Troyer serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, a role in which she provides leadership and oversight for eight academic colleges, research institutes, Enrollment Management and the Graduate School. She was appointed provost in 2023.

Previously, she served as dean of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and professor of economics. She joined the Belk College as an assistant professor in 1999, when UNC Charlotte had approximately 16,000 students and ambitions to grow its suite of graduate programs and the research profile of the campus. In her 22 years with UNC Charlotte, Troyer has served in several leadership roles. Prior to becoming dean in July 2020, she served as interim dean for the Belk College of Business (October 2019 – June 2020) and interim dean for the College of Health and Human Services (July 2018 – June 2019). Within the Belk College of Business, she also served as senior associate dean, associate dean for graduate programs and research, and chair of the department of economics.

She has conducted policy-relevant research on the quality of U.S. nursing homes, the cost-effectiveness of medical interventions, and strategic behavior in the pharmaceutical industry. Her research has earned several awards and been funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a faculty member, her teaching was focused in health economics, econometrics, and micro-economics. She has chaired a number of doctoral dissertations of students from the interdisciplinary PhD in Public Policy and PhD in Health Services Research.

Troyer holds a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, volunteering, and visiting national parks. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and 16-year old daughter.