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UMass Dartmouth appoints new provost

FORMER OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY Vice President for Research Mohammad A. Karim has been named the new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Posted 5/7/13

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has appointed Mohammad A. Karim, vice president for research at Old Dominion University in Virginia, as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, the school announced Tuesday.

“We are pleased to welcome an academic leader of Dr. Karim’s stature to UMass Dartmouth,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman said in prepared remarks. “As we aspire to develop the transformative teaching, research and engagement activity of our university at a time of rapid change, Dr. Karim’s passion for learning and discovery, his administrative experience, and his innovative spirit are sure to be valuable assets in positioning our students and faculty and excel.”

Karim’s appointment follows a national search and screening process, which was conducted by a 20-member committee of UMass Dartmouth faculty and staff and co-chaired by UMass Lowell Provost Ahmed Abdelal and UMass Dartmouth Professor Sigal Gottlieb – director of the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research.

As Old Dominion’s first vice president for research, Karim led efforts to grow the school’s research enterprise from $34.8 million to $104.6 million. He helped improve the school’s research rankings across a variety of fields, including: oceanography, business, engineering, education and the arts.

A professor of electrical and computer engineering, Karim has developed a national and international reputation in his field, according to a UMass Dartmouth release.

Karim is the author of 19 books, more 365 research papers and 8 book chapters. He has also served as guest editor of 33 journal special issues.

Prior to joining Old Dominion in July 2004, Karim served as dean of engineering at the City College of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Dacca in Bangladesh in 1976, and masters’ degrees in physics and electrical engineering and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in 1978, 1979 and 1981, respectively.

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