WENDELL E. PRITCHETT

Wendell E. Pritchett, incoming provost at University of Pennsylvania ( MARGO REED / Staff Photographer )
Margo Reed
Wendell E. Pritchett, incoming provost at University of Pennsylvania ( MARGO REED / Staff Photographer )

University of Pennsylvania

Age: 53

Hometown: Philadelphia

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Brown University; law degree, Yale University; doctorate in history, University of Pennsylvania.

Last book read: Lincoln in the Bardo

Favorite book: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Favorite movie: The Godfather: Part II

Favorite performing artist or band: Prince/Stevie Wonder

Favorite kind of music: All

Favorite sports team: Philadelphia 76ers

Favorite food: Fried chicken

Favorite sweet: Termini Brothers cupcakes

Favorite vacation spot: Martha's Vineyard

Favorite TV show: The Americans (right now)

Exercise: Tennis

Motto to live by: A job well done is its own reward.

JOANNE A. EPPS

Temple Provost JoAnne Epps (DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )
David Swanson
Temple Provost JoAnne Epps (DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )

Temple University

Age: 66

Hometown: Cheltenham

Education: Bachelor's degree from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; law degree from Yale University

Last book read: Orphan Train

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite movie: Casablanca

Favorite performing artist or band: Temptations

Favorite kind of music: Rhythm & blues

Favorite sports team: Eagles

Favorite food: Salad

Favorite sweet: None

Favorite vacation spot: The beach

Favorite TV show: The Blacklist

Exercise: Elliptical

Motto to live by: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

M. BRIAN BLAKE

M. Brian Blake
Drexel University
M. Brian Blake

Drexel University

Age: 45

Hometown: Savannah, Ga.

Education:  Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology; master's electrical engineering from Mercer University; and doctorate in information and software engineering from George Mason University.

Last book read: The World's Greatest Secret

Favorite book: Freakanomics

Favorite movie: Inception

Favorite performing artist or band: Mary J. Blige

Favorite kind of music: R&B

Favorite sports team: Eagles

Favorite food: Blue crabs

Favorite sweet: Bread pudding

Favorite vacation spot: Jamaica

Favorite TV show: 24

Exercise: Running

Motto to live by: Follow your passion. If you like your job, you'll never work a day in your life.