Susan Poser is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and the chief operating officer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is responsible for the university’s academic enterprise, including the planning, implementation, and assessment of UIC’s academic programs. Poser is an honors graduate of Swarthmore College, where she majored in ancient Greek and political science. She also has a law degree and a PhD in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California, Berkeley. After law school, Poser served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and was the Zicklin Fellow in Ethics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to UIC, Poser was a faculty member and then dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law. She also served for three years as the associate to the chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her scholarly work is primarily in the areas of legal ethics and tort law.