ODU VP of Research Karim Departs for UMass Darmouth
Friday, September 27, 2013
Dr. Mohammad A. Karim, vice president for research at Old Dominion
University in Virginia, has been tapped as Provost and Executive Vice
Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at UMass Dartmouth.
are pleased to welcome an academic leader of Dr. Karim's stature to
UMass Dartmouth,'' UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Davina Grossman said. "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."
As Old Dominion's
first Vice President for Research, Dr. Karim led efforts to grow the
university's research enterprise from $34.8 million to $104.6 million,
improving ODU's research rankings across a variety of fields, including
oceanography, business, engineering, education and the arts. He oversees
a 1,302-person team that includes 216 faculty researchers, 262
non-faculty professionals, 286 graduate research assistants, and 603
others. Karim joined ODU in July, 2004.