Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
104 South Building, CB 3000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000
Assistant: Stephanie Thurman
Bruce W. Carney, the Samuel Baron distinguished professor of physics and astronomy, is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of the university faculty since 1980, Dr. Carney previously served as interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for the Sciences, and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
He was instrumental in shaping the vision and raising funds for the SOAR Telescope in Chile, which UNC faculty and students use on site and remotely from Chapman Hall. He also has been involved in planning for the Science Complex, the largest construction project in the university’s history.
Dr. Carney is a scholar of optical and infrared photometry and spectroscopy, stellar populations, and globular cluster ages, with many publications to his credit, including the bookStar Clusters (2001).
Among many other leadership positions, he is chair of the board of directors of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, served as president of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, was a councilor of the American Astronomical Society, chaired the board of directors for the International Gemini Observatory, was president of the SOAR Telescope board of directors, and was a member of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee that advises NSF, NASA, and DoE on major joint projects.
He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard and his undergraduate degree at the University of California – Berkeley.