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Martin Tuck is named associate provost for academic affairs

ATHENS, Ohio (June 25, 2004) -- Ohio University Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Martin "Marty" Tuck has been named associate provost for academic affairs in the Office of the Provost. He will replace Barbara Reeves, who is retiring this year after 11 years in the office.

Martin Tuck"Marty brings talent, experience, dedication and the ability to work with people to this very key position in the Provost's Office and I am very pleased he will be joining us," said Ohio University Provost Stephen Kopp. He added that the incoming president, Roderick McDavis, shares his enthusiasm for the appointment and looks forward to Tuck's contributions as well.

As associate provost for academic affairs, Tuck will provide support within the Office of the Provost for advancing Ohio University's academic mission in a broad range of activities. He also will work closely with the provost on faculty and academic issues.

A few of the Tuck's job responsibilities will include chairing the Assistant Deans Council and reviewing and maintaining records on probationary faculty, promotion and tenure, early retirement agreements, emeritus nominations and faculty fellowship proposals. The position also oversees the AQIP accreditation process, prepares materials for the Ohio University Board of Trustees meetings and serves as a liaison to Faculty Senate and the University Curriculum Council.

Tuck will also work with the provost to provide and coordinate instructional development programming for faculty and efforts to showcase faculty work. He will also support and advise efforts to review and revise policies and procedures related to faculty and curricular issues.

A respected and award-winning teacher, Tuck enjoys instilling a fascination for science in his students. He has long-standing interests in curriculum development and student advising, activities that provide students with tools for career success and fulfilling lives. He is a former recipient of the Jeanette Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award and the Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. He has twice been nominated for the university's Presidential Teacher award.

He assisted with the development of the undergraduate major in biochemistry and in his role as chair of the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, Tuck coordinates the administrative operation of four departments and two colleges.

Tuck has an extensive Ohio University service record and has served as a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Planning Advisory Committee, the Curriculum Council and the ad hoc Efficiency Committee this year. He served on the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions search committees, as well as many additional departmental faculty and administrative searches.

His research has received funding from prestigious organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the National Science Foundation and centers on the molecular basis of cancer formation. His professional memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society, as well as many other honorary societies.

"The faculty at Ohio University are extremely talented and I am looking forward to working with them to help them accomplish their goals and reach their full potential," Tuck said.

Tuck received a doctorate at the University of Tennessee in 1982. He later completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Fels Research Institute and the Temple University School of Medicine. He joined Ohio University in 1986 as an assistant professor of chemistry before being promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 1995. He has served as chair of the Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program since 1996.

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Media Contacts: Janice Roché, Office of the Provost, (740) 593-2582 or roche@ohio.edu

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