Dennis N. AssanisBio: Dennis N. Assanis

Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs

Dr. Assanis, distinguished scholar, teacher and leader from the University of Michigan will join Stony Brook University on October 1 as Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs. Dennis joins us after serving at Michigan as the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, Founding Director of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Clean Vehicles and Director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory.

As Provost and Chief Academic Officer for Stony Brook, Dennis will oversee the academic mission of our main campus, providing direct supervision for all academic units, support services and operations, and coordinating all academic programs. The Deans and Directors of the Colleges, Schools, Libraries, Centers and Institutes, other than those in the Health Sciences Center, report to the Provost. He will work closely with Sr. Vice President of the Health Sciences and SOM Dean, Ken Kaushansky, as well as leadership in the Office of the Vice President for Research with regard to academic and research issues that concern the University as a whole.

Dennis and his wife Helen, are wholeheartedly welcomed by the Stony Brook community. We are all excited to work under his leadership and look forward to attaining new heights for Stony Brook University.

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