Recent Placements

Vice President for Research

Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian has been appointed UVA’s Vice President for Research.

Ramasubramanian assumed his position on August 8 and will report to the President. He is currently program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, with a joint faculty appointment as professor of bioengineering.

Stephenson Chair of Data Science and Director of Data Science Institute

Philip E. Bourne will be joining the University as the Stephenson Chair of Data Science, Director of the Data Science Institute, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  His effective date is May 1, 2017.

Dean of Libraries

The University of Virginia recently appointed John M. Unsworth as university librarian and dean of libraries, and professor of English. Coming from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he served as vice provost, university librarian, chief information officer, and professor of English, Unsworth began his tenure at the UVA Library in June.

Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility - UVA Library

Catalina Piatt-Esguerra is the new Associate Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility at UVA Library. She previously served as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at UVA's School of Education & Human Development’s. In this inaugural role, she co-led the design, launch, and operation of DEI-focused professional development workshops, program suites, and community-building opportunities for the School’s community of 1200+ students (online and in-person) and 300+ faculty and staff.

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