Dr. Kevin R. Carman

Kevin Carman was appointed as Provost & Executive Vice President of the University of Wyoming in June of 2020.  In this position he oversees the University's 10 colleges and schools, Graduate Studies, Information Technology, Student Affairs, and the UW Casper campus.  In his role as Executive Vice President, he serves as the university's chief executive officer when the president is away.  He is charged with leading initiatives to move UW toward recognition as an R1 research university and a Community Engaged university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Prior to coming to UW, Dr. Carman served as Executive Vice President & Provost at the University of Nevada, Reno for eight years.  Prior to his appointment at UNR, Dr. Carman was on the faculty of Louisiana State University’s Department of Biological Sciences for 24 years and in the last nine years of his LSU appointment he served as the Dean of the College of Science, which housed the departments of Biological Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and the Museum of Natural History

Carman received his bachelor’s degree in biology from McPherson College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in biological oceanography from Florida State University.  He has conducted research on invertebrate and microbial communities on the sea floor in habitats that range from coastal salt marshes to the deep sea.  His last major research project was examining the ecological impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  He has received over $10 million dollars in research funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Energy and has published 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles.  Dr. Carman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.