Rollin Richmond, Provost, (515)
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ISU NAMES VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH CANDIDATES
AMES, Iowa Three candidates have been chosen for the position of vice provost for research and graduate studies at Iowa State University.
The candidates are Dr. James Bloedel, chairman of the division of neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, and research professor with the department of physiology at the University of Arizona; Janet L. Greger, professor of nutritional science and environmental toxicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Jerome Schultz, director of the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and chair of the department of bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The candidates will be on campus in March and April. Each will have an open forum with the campus community from 2-3 p.m. in the Gallery of the Memorial Union. Each candidate also will have a diversity forum from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the 107 Beardshear Hall conference room. A schedule of the forums follows.
Open Forum: Monday, March 20
Diversity Forum: Tuesday, March 21,
Open Forum: Wednesday, March 29
Diversity Forum: Thursday, March 30
Open Forum: Monday, April 3
Diversity Forum: Tuesday, April 4
(Oak Room, Memorial Union)
The vice provost for research and graduate studies is responsible for the coordination and administration of research, graduate programs, technology transfer and research services. William Lord, electrical and computer engineering, is serving as interim vice provost for research and graduate studies. Lord fills the position vacated by Patricia Swan, who retired from the post and has taken a one-year leave of absence from the ISU faculty to work at the Eskind Biomedical Library special collections department at Vanderbilt University.
Information on each candidate has been posted on the university's web site http://www.searchVPResearch.iastate.edu/
Bloedel has been chairman of the division of neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, since 1984, and research professor with the department of physiology at the University of Arizona since 1986. He also has served in various research, academic and administrative positions at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Bloedel's research focuses on the brain, particularly the cerebellum and muscular movement. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1962; a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1967; and a M.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1969.
Greger has been professor of nutritional sciences and environmental toxicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1983. She also has held several administrative positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including specialist assistant to the provost from 1998-99, associate dean of the medical school from 1996-98, and associate dean of the graduate school from 1990-96. Greger's research focuses on human nutrition and toxicology. Greger received a B.S. in food and nutrition from the University of Illinois in 1970, and a M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1973) in human nutrition from Cornell University.
Schultz has been director of the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, chair of the department of bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh since 1987. He also serves as professor of chemical engineering and professor of medicine. Prior to this, he served as cross-disciplinary research deputy director and emerging engineering systems section head at the National Science Foundation from 1985-1987, and professor and chair of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 1964-1987. Schultz' research focuses on understanding biological phenomena and adapting or imitating biological phenomena for new products and processes. Schultz received B.S. (1954) and M.S. (1956) degrees in chemical engineering from Columbia University, New York City; and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1958.