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President Maurie McInnis

maurie mcinnisDr. Maurie McInnis is the sixth President of Stony Brook University, one of America’s leading public universities and an internationally recognized research institution. As chief executive for Stony Brook, Dr. McInnis also oversees Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center, encompassing five health sciences schools, four hospitals, and  200 community-based healthcare settings. She plays a key role in economic development on Long Island and in Stony Brook’s role as a co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

McInnis most recently served as the executive vice president and provost for the University of Texas at Austin, a top public research university serving more than 50,000 students. A renowned cultural historian and author, McInnis’ academic scholarship has focused on race, slavery, and power in the American South.

As the chief academic officer at UT Austin, Dr. McInnis led strategic planning for the university’s academic mission, which included academic programs and initiatives across 18 colleges and schools.

Dr. McInnis made significant advancements and investments in equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. She created the new position of Vice Provost for Diversity and spearheaded efforts to create school- and college-based diversity and inclusion committees and chief diversity officers.

Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia, ultimately as the vice provost for academic affairs. Her academic scholarship has focused on the cultural history of the American south. She has published extensively on American art history, including five books on the subject.  Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade  (University of Chicago, 2011) was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Book Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for outstanding scholarship in American Art. She recently published, with Louis P. Nelson,   Educated in Tyranny: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's University   (University of Virginia Press, 2019).

She earned her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in art history from University of Virginia, and received her master’s degree and PhD in art history from Yale University. Dr. McInnis is married with two children.

Maurie McInnis' CV