Newsmaker: Timothy S. Moerland
Timothy S. Moerland
Noteworthy: Moerland has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He starts on Jan. 14.
Residence: To be determined
Family: Wife, Mandi; children, Hanna and Daniel
Occupation: Moerland will be the chief academic officer of IUP and will report directly to university President Michael Driscoll. He would serve as president in Driscoll's absence.
Background: Moerland has worked on special projects in the Kent State University Provost's Office since August. He previously served for four years as dean of Kent State's College of Arts and Sciences and held positions at Florida State University. At IUP, Moerland will replace Gerald W. Intemann, who will retire at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biological science from Michigan State University; master's and doctoral degrees in zoology, both from the University of Maine
Quote: “What drew me to IUP were the people I met, all of whom are genuinely committed to educational excellence and student success and providing high quality academic programs in a personalized environment.”
— Adam Brandolph
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