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Biographical Sketch of Provost John L. Anderson

Provost Anderson

John L. Anderson is Provost and University Vice President of Case Western Reserve University, and Professor of Chemical Engineering. He received his BChE degree from the University of Delaware and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He served on the faculty of Cornell University for five years before joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 1976, where he served until 2004. At Carnegie Mellon he was University Professor of Chemical Engineering and held the positions of Head of the Chemical Engineering Department (1983-94), Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program (1980-85), and Dean of the College of Engineering (1996-2004).

Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has chaired the NAE section for Chemical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He received the Professional Progress Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and other recognition including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Outstanding Professional Accomplishments Award of the Pittsburgh Section of AIChE, election to the Wall of Fame at the University of Delaware, and co-author of "Best Technical Paper" at an annual AIChE meeting. He has presented the Berkeley Lectures at University of California, the Lacey Lectures at Cal Tech, the Holtz Lecture at Johns Hopkins, the Dodge Lecture at Yale, and the Katz Lecture at City College NY. Dr. Anderson has held visiting professorships at MIT, University of Melbourne and Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen (the Netherlands). He has served as member and co-chair on the Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology at the National Research Council (1996-2001). He co-chaired the NRC sponsored workshop on Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century: National Security and Homeland Defense (2002), and he chaired the NRC study Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques (2004). He is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Anderson is an associate editor of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research and is or has been a member of advisory boards at 13 universities. He has served as the Vice-Chair of the National Engineering Deans Council.