I am pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Cavagnero will be joining us as Dean of the Division of Science and Technology, effective Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

Prior to accepting his role at the College, Dr. Cavagnero served as Program Director of the National Science Foundation, which he held from 2016. He served as Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2013. He previously held Visiting Scientist and Research Associate appointments at the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics, the University of Colorado, the University of Nebraska, and the Observatoire de Paris. Dr. Cavagnero is a theoretical physicist who has published more than 40 journal publications, has received about $1.5M in external funding from agencies including NSF and the U.S. Department of Energy, and was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000.

Please join me in welcoming him to the College of Staten Island.