Philip Kass, Ph.D., DVM, MPVM

Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, University of California, Davis


Philip Kass' research has centered around companion animal epidemiology, where he studies determinants of health and disease using statistical models, and has co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several book chapters.  

His leadership and administrative responsibilities have included serving as Chair of Faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Chair of the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, Chair of the UC Davis Committee on Privilege and Tenure, serving on the UC Davis Academic Senate's Executive Council, and most recently as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion.  In the latter capacity, his responsibilities included using biostatistical methods to conduct research into determinants of rates of advancement, oversight of faculty hiring and promoting effective practices with respect to enhancing diversity in professorial ranks, and annually performing analyses of faculty salaries across the university leading to unique individual-level equity adjustments.

His office is responsible for approximately 3,000 academic personnel at UC Davis, comprised of tenure track and tenured faculty, clinical faculty, and researchers, and plays a vital role in upholding UC Davis’ commitment to academic justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.