BIRTHPLACE: Lafayette, Ind.; later moved to Corvallis, Ore.

CURRENT JOB: Princeton University provost — the University’s second-ranking official and its chief academic and budgetary officer — since 2004. Constitutional scholar. 

TEACHING: Professor, New York University Law School, 1990–2001. Princeton University faculty since 2001; directed the Program in Law and Public Affairs. 

PRINCETON MAJOR: Physics, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. 

UNDERGRADUATE ACTIVITIES: Editor of INQUIRY, a national student science journal; research assistant at Argonne National Lab in Illinois. Intern in the Oregon governor’s office; campaign worker for Anderson for President. Member, Elm Club.

ADVANCED EDUCATION/TRAINING: Rhodes scholar, Oxford University. Law degree, ­University of Chicago. Law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Higginbotham and U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

BOOKS: Author of two books on constitutional law and the Supreme Court; co-author and co-editor of two others.

FAMILY: Married to Lori A. Martin, a securities litigator with the firm WilmerHale; father of a 14-year-old son.

SPORTS: Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.