Sibdas Ghosh, PhD, comes to Carlow University from Iona College in New York.
Following a nationwide search, Carlow University has named Sibdas Ghosh, PhD, as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2018.
Ghosh has a strong record of accomplishment in establishing and implementing innovative programs and partnerships to advance both public and private Catholic institutions in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and India. Prior to Carlow, he served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of biology at Iona College in New York.
“I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as the next Provost and to embrace and support the mission of fostering students to become independent, thoughtful, and responsible citizens and leaders who are informed risk-takers to serve in this ever-changing world,” said Ghosh. “I am excited to begin a new chapter in my professional journey and am looking forward to leading the dedicated faculty and students at Carlow University.”
“Dr. Ghosh is a visionary thinker and experienced academic leader with excellent communication and collaborative skills,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, president of Carlow University. “He has a broad understanding of the changing higher education landscape and the opportunities that are present for institutions such as ours. In his career, he has demonstrated a clear commitment to the values of inclusive excellence, service, and justice grounded in our Mercy heritage and Catholic intellectual tradition.”
Before his position at Iona, Ghosh was an associate dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University of California. As a seasoned academician and researcher, he has demonstrated leadership in promoting undergraduate research, securing external grants and resources, and advancing the academic profile of the institutions with whom he has been affiliated.
Ghosh received a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Waterloo, Canada, a Master of Science in Crop Physiology from the University of Reading (U.K.), a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Lancaster (U.K.), and a Bachelor of Science in Botany Honors from City College, University of Calcutta, India. Ghosh is well published, with both personal and collaborative work, including 52 articles/chapters and two edited books, 60 percent of which are co-authored with his students.