Sharon Gaber (born 1964) is the 17th President of the University of Toledo. She was selected as the first female president of UT on March 12, 2015. Before coming to the University of Toledo, she was the provost and the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas from May 1, 2009 to 2015.
She graduated from Occidental College with BA degrees in Economics and Urban Studies; from the University of Southern California with a Master's in Planning, and from Cornell University, with a Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning. Her research interests are in planning methods and community needs assessment of marginalized populations.
She was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She served as Department Chair, and held the A. Leicester Hyde endowed professorship.
She was a professor of sociology at Auburn University, as Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. She was senior associate provost and associate provost for academic administration. She was then the interim provost.
She is on the board of directors of Simmons First National Corporation.
- "Qualitative Assessment of Transit Needs: The Nebraska Case" J. Urban Plann. Dev. 125, 59 (1999)