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Howard Dewald, Ph.D. was appointed Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning effective July 15, 2013.
Dr. Dewald has served Ohio University for approximately 27 years. In the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s office since July 2002, Howard first as an associate dean and then as a senior associate dean. In both capacities he had responsibilities for faculty, graduate studies, research, and space planning in the university’s largest college. He also served as the interim dean of the College during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Howard is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. in chemistry from New Mexico State University.
His area of expertise is in electroanalytical chemistry in which his research resulted in a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications. A recipient of the college’s Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Dewald has taught many entry-level and upper level undergraduate classes and graduate courses. He has supervised master’s theses and mentored doctoral students.
In his position as associate provost, Howard serves as a member of the executive vice president and provost’s senior staff and assists the EVPP with policy development and the implementation of measures designed to enhance the university’s ability to serve students and advance knowledge and creativity.