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* Stanley Dunn
Stanley Dunn Named Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
Stanley Dunn, professor of biomedical engineering and associate dean of the School of Engineering at Rutgers University, has joined Rensselaer as the vice provost and dean of graduate education. The appointment was announced Aug. 14 by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

In his new position, Dunn will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s doctoral and master’s degree programs. Along with assuring the overall quality of graduate education at Rensselaer, Dunn will work closely with Rensselaer’s schools to help advance their academic missions. Dunn also will coordinate the review of existing and new graduate programs, and provide administrative oversight to graduate education programs and policies.

“Dr. Dunn brings a wealth of experience to Rensselaer, and I am confident that his clear and ambitious vision will strengthen our Institute’s world-class graduate education programs,” President Jackson said.

“With insight from his former roles as a professor, researcher, author, administrator, and associate dean, Dr. Dunn will play a critical role in perpetuating and amplifying the reputation and successes of graduate education at Rensselaer.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Dunn to Rensselaer,” said Rensselaer Provost Robert Palazzo. “Between Dr. Dunn’s impressive breadth of experience and past accomplishments, he is positioned to make significant and lasting contributions to graduate education here at Rensselaer.”

Dunn joins Rensselaer from his position as professor of biomedical engineering and the Paul S. and Mary W. Monroe Faculty Scholar at Rutgers University, where he was also an associate dean of the School of Engineering and associate director of the university’s Center for Innovative Ventures for Emerging Technologies, a center to promote research translation and industry-university relationships.

Along with assuring the overall quality of graduate education at Rensselaer,
Dunn will work closely with Rensselaer’s schools to help advance their academic missions.

Since joining Rutgers in 1986, Dunn has served as the graduate program director, vice chair, acting chair, and interim chair of Rutgers’ Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also played a key role in growing the department’s undergraduate enrollment.

Dunn’s experience includes developing universitywide initiatives in such areas as packaging engineering, water resource management, and homeland security. He also has extensive experience building academic programs, including overseeing the country’s first engineering-based clinical training program in prosthetics and orthotics. Dunn has mentored 14 Ph.D. students, 23 M.S. students, and many undergraduate students. These students have come from biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, dentistry, as well as the M.D./Ph.D. program.

The author of three books and 150 papers on different subjects including digital subtraction radiography, Dunn is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Packaging Research, and has served as an editor and officer of several journals and professional organizations. He is co-organizer of an NSF-funded workshop on Nanotechnology in Biology to be held in October 2008.

Dunn received two undergraduate degrees from Drexel University, and went on to earn his master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland. He also earned a doctorate in imaging science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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