Ann Weaver Hart came to the University of Arizona from Temple University, where she served as president from July 2006 until she assumed the presidency of the UA in July 2012. Before then she served as president of the University of New Hampshire and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, Calif. At the University of Utah, she served as professor of educational leadership, dean of the Graduate School and special assistant to the president.
Dr. Hart received a bachelor of science in history, a master of arts in history and a doctorate in educational administration, all from the University of Utah. Her research interests include leadership succession and development, work redesign and organizational behavior in educational organizations, and academic freedom. She has published more than 85 articles and book chapters, plus five books and edited volumes.
Dr. Hart is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and APLU's Commission on International Programs, which she previously chaired. She previously served on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the boards of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Philadelphia African American Museum.
Among the professional and community service awards that Dr. Hart has received are the Jack Culbertson Award in Educational Administration from the University Council for Educational Administration; the Outstanding Professional Award from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation; the PoWeR Award from the Professional Women's Roundtable; the 2009 Champion of Diversity and Access Award from the Urban STEM Strategy Group; and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.