J.P. Morgan, professor of statistics and the associate dean for graduate studies and strategic initiatives in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been selected as the college's first director of the newly formed Academy of Integrated Science.

As director of the Academy of Integrated Science he leads the development and integration of science-based, interdisciplinary degree programs and is responsible for fostering and enhancing research opportunities for these programs, as well as strengthening inter-departmental collaboration in learning, discovery, and engagement.

As associate dean, Morgan is responsible for all aspects of graduate studies administration for the college, including graduate policy management and development, shepherding graduate-level degree and course proposals, working with departments and university offices on graduate issues, and managing graduate awards, in addition to responsibilities involving faculty development, promoting cohesive missions across the college, serving as liaison for faculty and administrators, and coordinating departmental reviews.

A native of Bedford, Va., Morgan received his bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and his master's degree and doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

In addition to his duties within the College of Science, Morgan is currently associate editor of The American Statistician.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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