Gregory Crawford appointed Dean of the College of Science

Gregory P. Crawford, currently dean of engineering and professor of physics and engineering at Brown University, has been appointed dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. Crawford, who also was appointed professor of physics, will assume the dean’s position July 1, 2008.

Crawford succeeds Joseph P. Marino, who had served as dean since 2002 and who remains professor of chemistry at Notre Dame.

"It is a great honor to be selected as the dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame," Crawford said. "I am taking on this new position with great energy and enthusiasm. My enthusiasm is driven by the unique mission and character of Notre Dame, the overwhelming sense of unity of purpose and spirit of camaraderie on campus, the extraordinary caliber of the faculty in the College of Science and the University as a whole, and the ambitious plans of the University leadership. My family and I are looking forward to becoming part of the Notre Dame community."

Before joining the Brown faculty in 1996, Crawford was a member of the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and a postdoctoral research associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He has served as dean of engineering at Brown since 2006.