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Executive Vice President and Provost

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Chaden Djalali, Executive Vice President and Provost 

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EVPP Biography

Chaden Djalali was appointed Executive Vice President and Provost of Ohio University, effective August 1, 2018. He previously served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa; before that, he served as a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Physics department at University of South Carolina. Prior to his tenure and service at University of South Carolina, Dr. Djalali was a Visiting Physicist at Michigan State University and a Tenured Research Scientist at IPN-Orsay, France.

Dr. Djalali earned his BS and MA degrees in Physics from the University of Paris XI, a doctorate in Nuclear Physics from IPN-Orsay in Paris, and a These d’Etat (post-doctoral degree) with highest honors from IPN-Orsay. Dr. Djalali is a member of the Time Reversal Experiment with Kaons (TREK) Collaboration, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (JPARC) of Tsukuba, Japan and a Member of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Collaboration, Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) of Newport News, Virginia. He has served as a guest scientist at the Laser Electron Gamma Source (LEGS) Collaboration in Upton, New York; at Laboratoire national Saturne in Saclay, France; and at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Among his many academic accolades, Dr. Djalali was recognized with a Carolina Distinguished Professorship from 2007-2012.