Kay N. Wolf became Ohio State's senior vice provost on February 1, 2019, after serving as vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources since November 1, 2014. As senior vice provost, Dr. Wolf oversees the Academic Leaders Forum and other leadership development programs, in addition to various responsibilities within Academic Affairs on a day-to-day basis.
Prior to her appointment as vice provost in 2014, Dr. Wolf was director of the health sciences and medical dietetics division in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where she holds the rank of professor.
A faculty member at Ohio State since 1989, Dr. Wolf studies dietetics education as well as self-efficacy in chronic disease and food security. Her work has been widely published, and it includes an outreach component to vulnerable populations in the Columbus community through Ohio State's Food Innovation Center.
Dr. Wolf served three terms on University Senate, serving as co-chair for a subcommittee of the Council on Academic Affairs (CAA). She also served for two years as CAA's chair.
She has been honored with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Service Award and the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service. In addition, she was honored three times with the School of Allied Medical Professions Service Award. Her teaching has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the College of Medicine and the former School of Allied Medical Professions.
Professor Wolf earned her BS in medical dietetics, an MS in food service management and nutrition and a PhD in human resource development from The Ohio State University.