• Acting Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations and Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


As vice chancellor of human resources, David N. DeJong provides strategic leadership for the acquisition, retention, development and support of a diverse, highly qualified and high-performing workforce at the University of Pittsburgh. He also oversees the development and implementation of innovative and responsive human resources structures and programs.

DeJong previously served at Pitt as executive vice provost, with primary responsibility for coordinating academic planning with resource allocation. He managed budgets and space within the provost’s area and contributed to Universitywide strategic planning, budgeting and capital planning for both academic and student life facilities.

DeJong joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. He was promoted to professor in 2001, and served as department chair from 2006 to 2010. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria; Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Kiel, Germany.

DeJong has a broad range of research interests spanning macroeconomics, econometrics and transition economics. He has published more than 40 journal articles and co-authored the book “Structural Macroeconometrics” (Princeton University Press, 2007 and 2011). His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.

DeJong has earned numerous awards and recognition for his achievements in teaching and research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Central College and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa.