Steven J. Berberich has been appointed associate provost for faculty and staff affairs.
Berberich, Ph.D., assumed his post November 1 while continuing his current duties as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology until an interim chair is named.
As associate provost, Berberich will play a critical role in developing people, a key component of the university’s new strategic plan that calls for empowering faculty and staff. His diverse experiences and leadership activities make him extremely qualified to assume the duties of associate provost, which include overseeing faculty/staff relations, professional development and support.
Berberich has been a Wright State faculty member for more than 20 years, rising to become chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2008. He helped expand biomedical research on campus and established what is now the Center for Genomics Research, which gives faculty access to cutting-edge genomic facilities.