RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Carol Kim

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

University at Albany, State University of New York

 

Dr. Kim comes to Albany from the seven-campus University of Maine System, where she served in a number of academic and administrative roles, most recently as associate vice chancellor of academic innovation & partnerships.

A molecular virologist and professor of microbiology, Dr. Kim pioneered the use of the zebrafish model for innate immune response to infectious diseases.  She held a variety of posts at the University of Maine, including dean of the Graduate School, vice president for research, and director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering.  She joined UMaine in 1998 as an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, rising through the academic ranks to full professor in 2010. Her own research has been supported by numerous federal and state funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA.

Dr. Kim promoted academic achievement in her role as advisor of more than 120 Honors, undergraduate, and graduate students.  She was recognized for her personal support of faculty development as recipient of the Rising Tide Center’s Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award.  Dr. Kim supported international educational efforts by serving as PI for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She has been a member of New England Commission on Higher Education evaluation teams, performing comprehensive accreditation reviews of several New England universities.  Dr. Kim also served on multiple study sections for NIH and scientific review panels for USDA and NSF.

Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College in philosophy and biological chemistry and a doctoral degree in microbiology from Cornell University.