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President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Shirley Ann Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on July 1, 1999. President Jackson’s career prior to becoming Rensselaer's president has encompassed senior positions in government, as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; in industry and research, as a theoretical physicist at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories; and in academe, as a professor of theoretical physics at Rutgers University.

Full Biography

Ex-Officio Member of Board of Trustees

The Honorable Patrick Madden JD, Mayor of Troy
Member, Rensselaer Board of Trustees

Members - Cabinet

Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel

Vice President, Institute Advancement


Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations

Vice President, Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Vice President for Student Life

Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics

Vice President for Human Resources

Vice President, Administration

Vice President, Enrollment Management

Academic Deans

Dean, School of Science

Dean, School of Architecture

Acting Dean, Lally School of Management

Dean of Engineering

Dean, Rensselaer at Hartford

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Direct Reports to the President

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Director, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Executive Director, Office of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer & New Ventures

Director, Rensselaer Technology Park, Real Estate and New Venture Development for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute