Maurie McInnis became the sixth president of Stony Brook University on July 1, 2020.
As chief executive for Stony Brook, she also oversees Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s
premier academic medical center, which encompasses five health sciences schools, four
hospitals and 200 community-based healthcare settings. She is a key player in furthering
economic development on Long Island and in Stony Brook’s role as part of the management
team of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility.
Before coming to Stony Brook, she served four years as executive vice president and
provost at the University of Texas at Austin, a top public research university of
more than 50,000 students. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years at the University
of Virginia in various academic and administrative appointments, including vice provost
for academic affairs, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College
of Arts and Sciences, director of American studies and professor of art history.
President McInnis is a renowned cultural historian of the 19th century American South.
She received a bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in art history from the
University of Virginia, and a master’s degree and PhD in art history from Yale University.
She and her husband, Dean, have two children.