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Dr. Eric Muth named as OHIO’s Vice President for Research and Creative Activity

Ohio University President Lori Stewart Gonzalez, today, announced that Eric Muth, Ph.D., has been named as Vice President for Research and Creative Activity. 

“Eric has a proven record of fostering an atmosphere of creativity and discovery that will position OHIO well as we grow and sustain impactful research,” President Gonzalez said. “Eric’s extensive background in research administration and his impressive track record of innovation, assembling diverse teams and building capacity for major funding opportunities make him the right choice for this position.  I am excited for the future of research at OHIO under Eric’s leadership.”

Muth, who most recently served as Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has served in various key roles in higher education since 1997.  Muth spent 19 years of his career at Clemson University with the last portion of his career working on translational research in mobile health technologies. Muth also has significant experience in the private sector: For nearly 10 years, he was the co-owner of Bite Technologies – a startup that was based on technologies Muth helped invent.

As a faculty researcher, Muth has published more than 100 scientific papers and articles and earned nearly $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research and other federal agencies and multiple private corporations.

Muth holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and an M.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a B.A. Psychology from Hartwick College.

“I am thrilled to join OHIO and its outstanding community of educators and researchers,” Muth said. “I look forward to collaborating with University leadership to serve the faculty and staff and to grow and enhance the Ohio University research and innovation enterprise.”

President Gonzalez extended her gratitude to Graduate College Dean David Koonce, who has served as interim Vice President of Research since 2022.

“I would like to thank David Koonce for his service as interim Vice President for Research over the past two years, Gonzalez said. “His deep understanding of OHIO’s growing research enterprise has served us well under his tenure.”

Muth’s first day at OHIO will be in early summer.

March 28, 2024
Staff reports