I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Vivian Incera as Dean of the Division of Science and Technology, effective Sunday, Aug. 25, 2016. She will also hold an appointment as a tenured Professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Physics.
Dr. Incera comes to CSI from the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), where she was a tenured Professor of Physics, having served as Chair of the Physics Department from 2009 through 2013. Immediately prior to her appointment at UTEP, she served for three years as Professor and Chair of Physics at Western Illinois University (and for one year, simultaneously, as Interim Chair of the Department of Chemistry). She held earlier faculty appointments at Florida International University and SUNY Fredonia. In her leadership roles at both Western Illinois University and UTEP, Dr. Incera had a strong record of fostering research excellence and funding, increasing student success, developing partnerships with other institutions, and strengthening alumni relations.
An accomplished theoretical physicist, Dr. Incera has an extensive record of publications and grant support, including several awards from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. Her research interests have included the interface of high-energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and condensed matter, as well as more formal quantum field theory problems. She received her BS in Physics from Havana University and her PhD in Physics from the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow.
I am sure that you join me in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Vivian Incera, and wishing her great success as the new Dean of the Division of Science and Technology.