Patricia Prelock

Provost & Senior Vice President at University of Vermont

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., was named Provost and Senior Vice President of the University of Vermont effective November 18, 2019, after having been appointed Interim Provost the prior April. From 2009 to 2019, she served as Dean of the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which is home to her faculty appointment of Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics in the UVM Larner College of Medicine. Dr. Prelock served as Chair of the UVM Department of Communication Sciences from 2002 to 2009. She earned a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University, an M.A. in Speech Pathology also from Kent State and a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. Prelock is a recognized expert in the nature and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and has been awarded more than $11.3 million dollars in university, state, and federal funding as a PI or Co-PI to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training supporting children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, to facilitate training in speech-language pathology, and to support her intervention work in Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has over 188 publications and 535 peer-reviewed and invited presentations/keynotes in the areas of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, collaboration, interprofessional education (IPE), leadership, and language learning disabilities.



  • Provost & Senior Vice President

    Current role

  • Provost