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Dr. Keith Moo-Young Appointed Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Dr. Keith Moo-Young Appointed Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Dr. Keith Moo-Young as Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Moo-Young will begin employment with the Institute on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Dr. Moo-Young formerly served as Chancellor and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, a 2,000-student public university with nearly 60 degree programs. Prior to joining Washington State University, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles, and as the Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Villanova University.

Dr. Moo-Young has strong experience in strategic planning, change management, consulting, education, leadership, research, program administration, environmental management, risk management, and fundamental and applied technology development. Dr. Moo-Young’s research interests include sustainability of solid and hazardous waste management systems, environmental containment, and remediation technologies. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. In 2016, Dr. Moo-Young was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded to academics whose inventions have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.  

Dr. Moo-Young received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds an Executive M.S. degree in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University. In addition, Dr. Moo-Young holds a certificate in Management Development from Harvard University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Keith Moo-Young to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and to the Office of the Provost.