Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs
Professor Prabhas V. Moghe was appointed in July 2019 as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. In this role, he serves as the chief academic and research officer of Rutgers–New Brunswick and is responsible for guiding the academic and research enterprises of Rutgers. This includes promoting experiential learning, academic support, and research initiatives for students, and attracting, retaining, and supporting top faculty at all career stages and fostering a collaborative culture of ideation and inquiry where research can flourish.
As the chief academic officer, the Provost oversees key campus-wide functions related to faculty recruitment and development and student academics. The key priorities of the Provost team in the coming year are to enhance the academic climate on the campus, establish robust experiential learning opportunities for students, identify and pursue strategic academic initiatives that leverage the academic strengths, research assets, and diversity of the institution. The Provost teams up with key leaders in Enrollment Management, Development, Student Affairs, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, to chart out the course of the strategic and tactical imperatives for the campus under the guidance of the Chancellor for Rutgers-New Brunswick. The Provost team collaborates with the undergraduate and graduate academic offices of various decanal units (schools) in Rutgers-New Brunswick and operationalizes campus plans consonant with the mission of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
As the chief research officer, the Provost hosts the office of Research and Innovation. As the campus-wide inaugural Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation since January 2018, Provost Moghe is extremely familiar with academic and research initiatives on our campus and has worked to cultivate collaborative networks across the university and peer institutions that will allow Rutgers to gain further ground as a premier land-grant research university. The Office of Research and Innovation will continue to be a priority for the Provost’s portfolio of projects. As Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Dr. Moghe has established a network of research deans and development directors to advance the research enterprise in a wide spectrum of areas, including the humanities and the arts social and behavioral sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, business, social work, communications and information, education, public policy, environmental and biological sciences, among others.