Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
Aly works on matters related to budget planning, resource allocation, diversity in the scholarly pipeline, and other key institutional priorities; serves on a variety of standing and ad hoc committees including the Priorities Committee, the Administrative Strategic Planning Team, the Task Force on American Studies, and the Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity; and develops and implements University policies and processes. He collaborates with colleagues across the university, as well as with students, faculty members, and trustees.
In addition to his role in the Provost’s Office, Aly has held appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life. In 2015, he served as Acting Associate Dean at the Graduate School. Beyond his administrative responsibilities, Aly serves as a faculty academic advisor to freshmen and sophomore students in Wilson College and occasionally teaches in the Anthropology Department. His next course is an undergraduate seminar on Muslims in America (spring 2016).
Prior to coming to Princeton in 2010, Aly was a Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States. In that role, he was responsible for investing over $60 million in supporting arts and culture, building capacity among international non-profits, and addressing emerging global issues.
Aly was born in Kenya, raised in Canada, and attended the United World College-USA and Stanford University where he graduated with honors and with distinction. He received an MSc, MBA, and DPhil from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Aly serves on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya (as one of Princeton's representatives).