Florida Atlantic University named Rod Murphey, Ph.D., the new associate vice president for academic affairs of FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus. Murphey previously served FAU as chair of Biological Sciences, director of the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, and Director of the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program.
"Dr. Murphey is distinctively prepared for this role, given his past service as director of neuroscience programs at FAU, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the National Science Foundation, and the State University of New York-Albany. He has a track record of working across colleges and units to develop innovative teams, and I am sure he will bring this same collaborative approach to his new role," said Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., FAU provost and vice president for academic affairs. "At this time, I also want to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Eliah Watlington, who has overseen the campus as associate provost for the past eight years. She will continue to lead the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Jupiter, and I thank her for her service."
In this new position, Murphey will be responsible for the management of all academic operations on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. In addition to his strategic oversight of degree planning and enrollment growth he will also lead the rapidly-developing research enterprise in coordination with FAU’s Brain Institute, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Scripps Research.