Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Named

The University of Scranton named David Marx, Ph.D., associate provost of academic affairs.
David Marx, Ph.D., was named associate provost of academic affairs at The University of Scranton.
David Marx, Ph.D., was named associate provost of academic affairs at The University of Scranton.

The University of Scranton has named David Marx, Ph.D., associate provost of academic affairs, concluding a national search for the position. A long-time chemistry faculty member at Scranton, Dr. Marx currently serves as the interim associate provost.

 “Dr. Marx brings great experience as a faculty advocate, curriculum expert and research scholar,” said Acting President Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., in an announcement to the University community. He also thanked members of the University’s search committee, chaired by Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for their work in finding the right candidate for the position.

As associate provost, Dr. Marx will oversee the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Office of Institutional Reporting and Data Analytics, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of Educational Assessment, Office of Graduate Academic and Student Services, the Office of Global Education and the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. 

Dr. Marx joined the faculty at Scranton in 1987. Over more than 30 years, he has served the University in numerous ways, including as chair of the Department of Chemistry for five consecutive terms, as the University’s chemical hygiene officer for nearly two decades, as a faculty senator for many years. He served on numerous senate and campus-wide committees, including the University Governance, University Planning and Provosts Academic Policy Committee. Recently, he served important roles as coordinator of general education and co-chair of the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee. He also served as the faculty representative to the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees for four years.

As a scholar, Dr. Marx has presented his research on topics including kinetics and photochemistry at national and international conferences. He has also earned numerous research grants to support his work and holds several U.S. Patents. 

Dr. Marx was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Scranton and is assigned to St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston.

Dr. Marx earned his bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and his Ph.D. from Binghamton University.

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