Justin Pearlman was appointed Vice Provost for Communications and Engagement at Columbia University on January 1, 2019. He previously served for eight years as Chief of Staff to the Provost.
Prior to coming to Columbia in 2011 he was Assistant Provost for Research at the University of Southern California. Earlier, he held positions at the United States Institute for Peace, a federally-funded nonpartisan agency, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Pearlman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University and a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.