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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.