Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Timothy Alan Barbari is Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs in the Office of the Provost. He provides leadership for the University’s graduate education initiatives, working closely with the Provost and the Deans to articulate an institutional voice and promote continued excellence in graduate education. Central to these efforts are supporting interdisciplinary and co-curricular education and research, working to increase interdisciplinary and professional development opportunities for BU’s 13,000 graduate students, and nurturing new collaborations between the Charles River campus and Medical Center campus graduate programs. Additionally, Tim works to enhance the quality of the full graduate experience through the ongoing development and review of graduate programs, the facilitation of University Fellowship programs, and the recruitment and retention of a strong, diverse pool of degree candidates.
Before his arrival at BU in 2012, Tim served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Associate Provost for Research, and Director of the Program in Science, Technology & International Affairs at Georgetown University. An accomplished chemical engineer by training, he has authored dozens of internationally recognized scholarly publications related to molecular transport in polymers and hydrogels. Tim brings to his role more than 25 years of teaching experience, including faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland at College Park and Georgetown. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, Tim received his Master’s from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his administrative duties, he holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the BU College of Engineering.
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