Forrest Maltzman

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


Forrest Maltzman was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in June 2016. He has spent most of his career at the George Washington University, most recently serving as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Planning and as a Professor of Political Science.

Forrest became a member of the political science faculty at GW in 1993. In 2006, he served as chair of the university’s reaccreditation steering committee, and just two years later, he was elected as chair of the Department of Political Science, the largest academic department in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Since joining the Office of the Provost in 2011, Forrest has made significant strides in advancing GW’s mission to serve its students and faculty. In particular, he has enhanced the university’s efforts in the areas of enrollment management and campus utilization, including leadership roles in the construction of Science and Engineering Hall and GW Museum, as well as the integration of the Corcoran College of Art + Design into the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

A prolific author, Forrest has authored or co-authored four books and written more than 30 articles on political science, many of which focus on the factors that shape decision-making within Congress and the Supreme Court. His writing has earned distinction from the American Political Science Association on multiple occasions, including the C. Herman Pritchett Award and Jewell-Loewenberg Award.

Forrest earned a bachelor’s degree in government and history from Wesleyan University and his doctoral degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.