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MSU President Taps Dr. Victor McCrary as New V.P. of Research and Development

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November 29, 2012

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Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced that Dr. Victor R. McCrary has been selected to fill the University’s newly created position of vice president for research and economic development. McCrary comes to Morgan after several years at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab where he served as its manager of emerging technology and innovation.

“Dr. McCrary is one of the top minorities in science in the United States,” says President Wilson. “Morgan is proud to welcome him and his love of learning in the critical fields of science and technology.”

After completing his undergraduate work at the Catholic University of America, Dr. McCrary received master’s degrees from the Graduate School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Howard University. His career also includes work at the National Institute for Standards and Technology and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

“I want to expand Morgan State’s research contributions to the greater science and technology community, such that the Nation’s research community is familiar with our research faculty and the caliber of their research efforts,” says McCrary.  “We intend to build on our current base of externally funded programs and increase the level of collaborative research efforts across the University’s different schools & departments,” he added.

McCrary serves on advisory boards for several technology centers, including the Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials at the University of Puerto Rico, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The Citadel, and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of the African Science Institute; and is a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Masters of Technology Management program. He was named the 2011 Scientist of the Year at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

Dr. McCrary assumes his new position at Morgan on December 17, 2012.

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