Dr. Samuel B. Mukasa, Class of 1977

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Dr. Samuel B. Mukasa, Class of 1977

Samuel B. Mukasa is the newly appointed Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at UNH. Previously, he had been at University of Michigan since 1989 where he served as department Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences. 

He holds a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.S. in geology from Ohio State University; and a B.S. in geology from the University of New Hampshire. Mukasa received an honorary doctor of science degree from Nkumba University in Uganda. 

At the University of Michigan, he served as an advisor to the Dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts on issues of gender and race, and he was actively involved in the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant that focuses on improving recruitment and retention of faculty women in science and engineering. He was also a member of STRIDE, an organization in Science and Technology Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence.  

Dr. Mukasa brings a distinguished record of scholarship as well as significant national and international leadership to CEPS. His development of programs for the National Science Foundation and his extensive contacts in other countries add to our knowledge of the advancement of internationalization, enhance research excellence, and encourage the continued integration of teaching and research.

UNH is fortunate to have Dr. Mukasa’s skills in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences where the work of inclusive excellence is critical to the success of our students and of our society.