William Clyde

Provost/Exec Vice President

Provost's Office

William Clyde, Ph.D., joined Manhattan College as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in July 2010. In this role, he coordinates the work of the academic deans, institutional research and assessment, all academic support services, the library and information technology. Since joining Manhattan College, Clyde has joined the Board of Union Community Health Center in the Bronx as part of the College’s outreach to the community.

Prior to his appointment at Manhattan, Clyde served as vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte from July 2007 through June 2010. While at Queens, he served on the boards of Discovery Place, the preeminent science education center in Charlotte, and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. Before joining Queens, Clyde was at Quinnipiac University from 1990-2007, where he held the positions of associate vice president for academic affairs, founding dean of the college of professional studies, and founding dean of academic technology, all after having earned the rank of professor of finance.

Clyde moved to Quinnipiac University having spent several years as a trader and corporate advisor in the foreign currency markets, most recently as vice president at First National Bank of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Edinburgh University, a M.S. in chemistry from New York University, and a B.A. in economics and chemistry from DePauw University. His research has included work on chaos theory, technical analysis, options market efficiency, financial engineering and learning theory. Clyde has taught classes in the areas of securities and portfolio analysis, international finance, and financial markets and institutions.