Lloyd B. Minor
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St., 276 Garland Hall
Baltimore, Md. 21218
Phone: (410) 516-8070
Fax: (410) 516-8035
Web page: http://www.jhu.edu/provost/
Lloyd B. Minor took office on Sept. 1, 2009, as the 13th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of The Johns Hopkins University, saying his goal was to help every Johns Hopkins school become pre-eminent in its field. The provost is the university's chief academic officer and the second-ranking member of the senior administration.
Minor had previously served as Andelot Professorship in Laryngology and Otology and director of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.
Minor was recruited to Johns Hopkins University in 1993 as an assistant professor and became director of his department in 2003.
During his six-year tenure as director, the School of Medicine's equivalent to department chair, Minor worked to recruit and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty, expanded annual research funding by more than 50 percent, increased clinical activity by more than 30 percent and strengthened teaching and student training. Minor served in other important roles in the School of Medicine, including chair of the Administrative Committee of the Medical Board and of the Practice Management Committee, and member of the Standing Committee on Discipline, the board of governors of the Clinical Practice Association and the Professorial Promotions Committee.
Minor is known internationally for his work on the physiological processes that mediate sensing and controlling motion. He is most widely recognized for research on how the body perceives head motion and maintains balance. Other areas of expertise include Meniere's disease and signal processing mechanisms in vestibular pathways.
Minor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, past president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology and past chair of the Auditory Research Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.
Minor earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from Brown University in 1979 and 1982. He completed his surgical residency at Duke University, followed by a four-year postdoctoral research fellowship in vestibular physiology and then a residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Chicago. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, he was a clinical fellow at The Otology Group and the EAR Foundation in Nashville, Tenn.