Articles in Appointments

Caitlin Crowley To Lead Women’s Tennis

She joined Rensselaer as assistant coach in 2012

Tennis Team

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the full-time appointment of Caitlin Crowley as head women’s tennis coach. Crowley, a native of Burnt Hills, N.Y., had been serving as the acting head coach since January. “I am exceptionally grateful to Jim Knowlton and the entire search committee for affording me this incredible opportunity,” said Crowley,… Read More

Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems

New center will continue and expand upon the work of the Center for Integrated Electronics

Clean Room

Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014. As cMDIS director, Hull will help lead the… Read More

Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Graig Eastin joins leadership team


Graig Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement by President Shirley Ann Jackson. “I am pleased that Graig is joining our leadership team,” said President Jackson. “His philanthropic advancement experience directing fundraising and friend-raising strategies for leading academic institutions and nationally recognized health-care organizations will… Read More

Mark Gilbride To Lead Men’s Basketball

Former Clarkson head coach joins Rensselaer


Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Mark Gilbride to the position of head men’s basketball coach. Gilbride joins the Rensselaer staff from Clarkson University, where he has served as the head men’s basketball coach for the past five years. He replaces Mike Griffin, who retired from Rensselaer after 30 years of… Read More

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014

Code of Honor

Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014. In this position, Schadler will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s undergraduate degree programs. Along with enhancing the core curriculum and… Read More

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More

John Kolb Named NYSERNet Board Chair

Consortium of New York state institutions helps advance research and educational initiatives

John Kolb

NYSERNet, a private not-for-profit corporation created to foster science and education in New York state, announced at its recent board meeting that John Kolb ’79, vice president and CIO, has been selected as the board chair of the parent company NYSERNet.Net, succeeding Francis Lees of the American Museum of Natural History. William Thirsk, vice president… Read More

Shekhar Garde Named Dean of Engineering

Garde is the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering

Shekhar Garde

Shekhar Garde has been named dean of the School of Engineering. Garde, the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering, has served since 2007 as head of the university’s Howard. P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). “Dr. Garde is a distinguished researcher, an exceptional educator, and a skilled leader,”… Read More

Tomie Hahn Appointed Director of New Center for Deep Listening

Center founded by Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros

Tomie Hahn

Arts professor Tomie Hahn has been appointed director of the new Center for Deep Listening based in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). Hahn will steer the new center as it assumes leadership of the Deep Listening Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Deep Listening that was founded… Read More

Chang Ryu Named Director of Polymer Center

Also named acting head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chang Ryu

Polymer materials expert Chang Ryu has been named acting head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Polymer Center. Ryu joined Rensselaer as an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in 2000, and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2013. He began working with the… Read More