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Dr. Andrew J. Novobilski selected as new dean of College of Sciences and Mathematics

July 2, 2009 -- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro announces the selection of Dr. Andrew J. Novobilski as the new dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Novobilski comes to ASU-Jonesboro from the University of Tennessee atDr. Andrew J. Novobilski will serve as the new dean of ASU-Jonesboro's College of Sciences and Mathematics. Chattanooga (UTC), where he recently served as assistant provost for Research and Engagement, as the university’s chief research officer, and as professor and department head for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Novobilski assumed his new duties on Wednesday, July 1.

Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Andy Novobilski to the ASU community as dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. His academic, community and industry experiences will be important in preparing our students for the rigors of careers in research, industry or higher education. The faculty and students are looking forward to his leadership in the growth of the college, university, and community.”

While at UTC, Dr. Novobilski supervised the Office of Grants and Research and worked with faculty committees to insure research compliance and to increase cross-disciplinary research activities. He is experienced in working with faculty to increase efforts to secure external funding and in encouraging university engagement with the community at large. He worked with partners such as the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (in particular the Internal Medicine program at Erlanger Hospital) and the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Chambers of Commerce, and served as president of the Chattanooga Technology Council Board of Directors in 2005-06.

Dr. Novobilski earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington, his master of science degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington, and his bachelor of science degree in Computer Science at Drexel University. His research interests include academic leadership, community partnership and engagement, biomedical informatics, machine learning, cognitive models, Bayesian networks, aviation, human/computer interface, high-performance computing, and computer graphics.

Among Dr. Novobilski’s honors are his being selected for a 2007-08 American Council on Education Fellowship, which he spent at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in the Office of the Chancellor. Other honors and awards include his achievement of his election to the Sigma Xi Research Society and Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society in 2004, and his winning of the UT Chattanooga Outstanding Computer Science Teaching award in 2001.

Dr. Novobilski says, “Our first responsibility is to the success of our students. As dean, I will work with our students, faculty, staff, and community to enable growth in educational and research opportunities that will benefit the people of Arkansas.”  



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