Prabu David Named Provost Of Rochester Institute Of Technology
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Prabu David has been appointed provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
David, who stepped into his new role on August 1, previously served as dean of Michigan State’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and WKAR radio and TV station for nearly nine years.
“His history of fostering interdisciplinary research and building strong ties amongst health colleges, engineering, social sciences, the arts, and humanities, will serve us well as we strive to further develop our partnerships across all colleges,” RIT President David Munson said in a statement.
David has won awards for research, teaching, and design. His research focuses on media and cognition with active projects in AI and leadership. “I am looking forward to strengthening ties between the city and RIT’s academic mission through active outreach and engagement,” David, who succeeds Ellen Granberg, said.
From 2010 to 2015, he was professor and associate dean at the Edward R Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, where he was instrumental in developing undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at Ohio State University.
David graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loyola College, Chennai, earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University, and completed his doctoral degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.