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ODU VP of Research Karim Departs for UMass Darmouth

Friday, September 27, 2013  
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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.


"We 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.

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