Chancellor, 1990-2002

Chancellor, July 1, 1990 to April 30, 2002, University System of Maryland (Chancellor Emeritus, 2002-19). Retired April 30, 2002. Regents' Professor of Education, University of Maryland, 2002-.

Chair, National Reading Panel, 1998-2000.

Chancellor and Professor (physics), University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983-90.

Acting Director, 1980, and Deputy Director, 1980-82, National Science Foundation (advisory committee on research, 1974-77).

Born in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, March 17, 1932. Attended Devil's Lake High School, Devil's Lake, North Dakota; Iowa State University, B.S. (physics), 1953; University of California, Los Angeles, M.S. (physics), 1955; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. (physics), 1959. Professor (physics, 1967-82), (electrical engineering, 1976-83), University of Pennsylvania (director, laboratory on the structure of matter, 1972-74; vice-provost for graduate studies & research, 1974-79; board of trustees, 1990-2000). Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc., 1975-80. Chair, Board of Directors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1991. Chair, Board of Directors, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1991. President, American Physical Society, 1993. President, National Association of System Heads, 2001. Chair, President's Council, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2001. Member, Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council, 2005-10. Vice-Chair, National Council for Science and the Environment, 2006. Board of Trustees, University of the District of Columbia, 2007-. Board of Directors, National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008- (past vice-chair). Director for Strategic Planning and External Projects, National Professional Sciences Master's Association, 2010-. Chair, Professional Science Masters Advisory Board, Council of Graduate Schools. Emeritus member, Board of Directors, The Education Trust (chair, 2007-08). Board of Trustees, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. John Price Wetherill Medal, Franklin Institute, 1975. Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration Award, Society of Research Administrators, 1983. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1985; University of Albany, 1998. Citation of Merit, Iowa State University Alumni Association, 2005. Married; four children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Died in Dickeysville, Maryland, January 25, 2019.

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