A chemist with a strong track record in collaborative excellence and smart energy assumed the role of dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) on July 10. Wayne Jones Jr. joined UNH from Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he served as professor and chair in the department of chemistry and was founding director of the Center for Learning and Teaching.
“Dean Jones brings a wide range of experience and expertise to help lead the college as it strives to highlight student success, enhance and expand graduate education and increase both applied and fundamental research,” says UNH Provost Nancy Targett.
Jones had been at Binghamton since 1993. In addition to running the Center for Learning and Teaching from 1996-2008, he established the Go Green Institute in 2009 to encourage middle school students to pursue careers in science and engineering and served as interim dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences in 2012–13.
CEPS’s new dean says he is honored to join the UNH community. “Interdisciplinary scholarship and high-quality teaching will play pivotal roles in addressing the challenges facing our world,” he says. “I’m excited to join this vibrant intellectual community and look forward to working with faculty, students, alumni and a range of research and industrial partners.”
Originally published in UNH Magazine Fall 2017 Issue