The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) announced last week that Professor of Political Science Christopher J. Deering was appointed senior associate dean and associate provost of VSTC. He assumed the role on Sept. 3.
As senior associate dean and associate provost, Dr. Deering will guide overall campus operations in Virginia. He will also help VSTC expand its research and academic activities.
“My goals are to continue the rapid growth and development of VSTC and to ensure its positive contributions to the overall mission of GW as stated in the strategic plan,” he said.
Dr. Deering has served the GW community both as a professor and academic administrator. He worked as the associate dean for budget and planning for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and as chair of the Department of Political Science. Additionally, he presided over GW’s Research and Instructional Technology Committee. The university recognized his service in 2012, awarding him an Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for University Service.
Outside of the university, Dr. Deering served as director of academic planning and development at the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. He was also part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Advisory Board.
“As we witness the continuous and dynamic growth of the Virginia Science and Technology Campus through new research and academic initiatives, I am very excited that the dean's office and our campus will benefit from Dr. Deering’s wisdom and years of experience,” said VSTC Dean Ali Eskandarian.
Dr. Deering said he is enthusiastic about the new challenges in campus and program development that this position presents.
“I'm looking forward to working with my talented and creative colleagues at VSTC. It's going to be a great adventure, and I know that we are going to make important contributions to excellence at the George Washington University,” he said.