Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs

Jun 7, 2022

Erin Seekamp Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, and Director of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s College of Natural Resources, along with the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, is pleased to announce that Dr. Erin Seekamp, a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management and an extension tourism specialist in the College of Natural Resources, has been appointed Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, and director of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative. The appointment is effective August 16.

Jun 3, 2022

Rob Dunn Named Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs

Rob Dunn has been named Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective June 1, 2022.

May 13, 2022

Creating Interdisciplinary Solutions

With NC State’s Think and Do spirit, Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions encourages students to think about current and future problems interdisciplinarily even before they arrive on campus. The free online course helps connect students to the greater NC State community, while bringing together diverse perspectives and disciplines on a common problem.

May 13, 2022

Ready for New Challenges

Nearly 6,500 students took a leap forward into the next chapter of their lives at NC State’s spring commencement on May 7. Many of these new graduates excelled in their chosen major, but also crossed disciplinary boundaries in their learning and research.

Apr 13, 2022

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Connections

NC State’s academies elevate research and education by facilitating interdisciplinary connections among faculty, staff and students. The Data Science Academy and Genetics and Genomics Academy seek to further interdisciplinarity on campus through courses, workshops and cross-college conversations.

Mar 2, 2022

Joshua Pierce Named Director of Integrative Sciences Initiative

Joshua Pierce has been named director of NC State’s Integrative Sciences Initiative (ISI), effective February 1, 2022. He will report directly to Rob Dunn, interim senior vice provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, who, along with Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden, made the announcement today.

Feb 10, 2022

Engaging in Integrative Sciences

NC State seeks to raise the bar for interdisciplinarity in higher education, both through its new Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs and the Integrative Sciences Initiative and Building. The Integrative Sciences Initiative and Building will change the way NC State does science by facilitating new synergies in research, education and application.

Jan 18, 2022

Rob Dunn Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs

Rob Dunn has been named Interim Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective January 17. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden made the announcement today.

Jan 12, 2022

Advancing a Culture of Interdisciplinary Excellence

The concept of interdisciplinarity encompasses not only the production of new knowledge through collaboration across disciplines, but new ways of putting that knowledge to use for the benefit of others. Interdisciplinary education lays the foundation for personal and professional success for members of academia and the students under their purview.

Nov 30, 2021

Search for the Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Now Underway

An open search for the senior vice provost for university interdisciplinary programs is now underway.