Deborah Crawford will join the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as vice chancellor for research beginning August 1, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced today.
Crawford currently serves as vice president of research, innovation and economic impact at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the past four years, she has led George Mason’s research enterprise, including the creation of three multidisciplinary research institutes and four university research centers.
“The value and importance of innovation have never been clearer than in recent weeks and months, and I’m pleased to have such an accomplished scientist and leader joining our team,” Plowman said. “Dr. Crawford brings a unique combination of experience and expertise that will help elevate the impact of our research.”