Suzanne Sherman, Ph.D. was named New College provost on October 2, after serving as the associate provost since 2018. Sherman is also an associate professor of chemistry who has served on the New College faculty for more than 30 years. From 2013 to 2016, she was the faculty chair.
Sherman teaches inorganic and biological inorganic chemistry. Her research interests span many areas of bioinorganic chemistry, including interactions of metals with biological ligands and metals in medicine. She is currently working with students to develop synthetic structural and functional models of the active sites of metalloenzymes that contain manganese and magnesium.
Sherman earned a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.