PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Andrew G. Campbell, currently a professor of medical science in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University, has been named the next dean of the University’s Graduate School. Campbell will begin his new role on July 1, 2016.
The dean of the Graduate School reports directly to the provost and serves as a member of the University’s senior academic leadership team and the President’s Cabinet. Campbell will succeed Peter Weber, who will conclude his service as dean on June 30, 2016.
“I am honored to serve as the next dean of the graduate school and am inspired by the confidence and trust placed in me by the administration,” Campbell said. “I look forward to working with senior administrators, faculty, students and staff on our common goal of advancing graduate education here at Brown University.”
In his new role, Campbell will assume primary responsibility for all aspects of the Graduate School, an endeavor that involves engaging and supporting more than 2,000 students enrolled in doctoral and master’s programs in 41 departments, centers and institutes. He will develop and implement a strategic agenda for the Graduate School, provide financial oversight and planning, oversee graduate student admission and funding, and lead and manage the school’s staff. Campbell will also work across the University to partner with departments, support student growth and success, and set and coordinate policies and standards to ensure overall academic quality and integrity.
“Professor Campbell is an exceptional scholar and proven administrative leader who has extensive experience in graduate education,” said Brown University Provost Richard M. Locke. “I am delighted that he has accepted this position, and I look forward to working with him as he applies his considerable talents to advancing graduate education at Brown.”
Campbell joined the Brown University community in 1994 as an assistant professor of medical science. Over the last two decades, in addition to his teaching and research, he has served as director of the University’s pathobiology program and Marine Biological Laboratory graduate program. He is currently principal investigator of three federal National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and has led the NIH-funded Initiative to Maximize Student Development in the Division of Biology and Medicine.
In addition to his on-campus accomplishments in graduate education and training, Campbell has a strong record of national engagement that includes service to the NIH, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Meyerhoff Adaptation Program advisory board as well as several professional societies.
Campbell’s research interests focus on neglected and emerging microbial diseases, particularly infectious diseases in neglected populations and regions. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and publications and has earned several honors and awards for his research, teaching and service, including: National Science Foundation CAREER Award; American Foundations for AIDS Research Investigator Award; Brown University Harriet W. Sheridan Center Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning; and Brown University Presidential Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance.
Campbell earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor of science in biology at York College, City University of New York.