Jacksonville University on Aug. 1 named scientist and educator Christopher Corbo as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Corbo was an instructor and researcher at Wagner College in New York.
He has a bachelor’s in biology and a master’s in microbiology from Wagner College and a doctorate in cellular neuroscience from City University of New York.
“Dr. Corbo is an energetic and accomplished thought leader, and Jacksonville University is proud to welcome him to our prestigious College of Arts & Sciences — the heart of our liberal arts university,” Jacksonville University President Tim Cost said in a news release.
“He brings a fresh perspective, solid experience, and creative thinking to the important task of overseeing and leading the core disciplines that every Jacksonville University student will learn.”
Corbo succeeds interim Dean Timothy Snyder, who is dean of the College of Fine arts and Humanities at JU.
While at Wagner College, Corbo was director of the Wagner College Electron Microscopy Center, director of Wagner College Planetarium, program director of the microbiology graduate program, the faculty grants coordinator, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and assistant provost and dean of graduate studies.
“Dr. Corbo’s academic and administrative experience will uplift our faculty and student experiences by cultivating conversations surrounding the design of a well-rounded education, promoting research and teaching development, creating new partnerships with our Jacksonville industry, and advocating for transformational projects that cut across our five colleges,” Jacksonville University Provost Chris Sapienza said in the release.
Corbo received academic awards and honors and has attracted grant funding in areas of biological science. His work has been featured in more than 20 publications and journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, Scientific Reports and NeuroSci.
As dean of JU’s College of Arts & Sciences, Corbo will oversee the college’s School of Social Sciences and Education, the School of Science and Mathematics, the Marine Science Research Institute and the Public Policy Institute.
Jacksonville University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional universities in the South. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors and programs.