Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research Appointed
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contact: Dana Navarro|
|July 8, 2013
Northeastern Illinois University Appoints Michael Stern Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research
CHICAGO – Northeastern Illinois University announces the appointment of Michael Stern, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, effective July 8, 2013. Stern comes to Northeastern Illinois University from the University of Central Florida, where he served for six years as associate dean of the College of Graduate Studies and professor in biology. Prior to UCF, he served on the faculty in the Department of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine.
Richard Helldobler, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern Illinois University, said, “Dr. Stern possesses not only significant experience, but also a deep understanding of higher education and an abiding commitment to student success, graduate education and research. Northeastern welcomes his leadership on adding important graduate programs to our portfolio, increasing our research profile and increasing graduate enrollment.”
Stern said, “It is a great honor to be called on to lead the College of Graduate Studies and Research at this very exciting time at Northeastern Illinois University. The university community has generated tremendous momentum in building strong graduate and research programs. I am looking forward to working closely with the faculty, staff and administrators to continue their excellent work to provide outstanding opportunities for NEIU’s students and faculty.”
Stern’s research interests include the use of biological and computational approaches to understanding how multicellular organisms develop from single, fertilized eggs, producing the right cells in the right places at the right time. He has published 33 original articles and nine book chapters, delivered dozens of invited presentations and secured numerous research grants. Stern earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale College.
About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of learning, teaching and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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