IUP has named its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. He is Dr. Timothy S. Moerland, who comes to IUP from Kent State University, where he was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Moerland will replace Dr. Gerald Intemann, who has served in the position since April 2008. In August of last year, Intemann announced that he would retire by the end of the current academic year.
IUP President Mike Driscoll says Moerland’s combination of faculty experiences, management of large and complex academic units, and successes in growing and sustaining strong academic and research programs at both Kent State and in his former positions at Florida State University makes him the right fit for IUP.
Moerland’s background is in biological science, in which he earned his bachelor’s degree at Michigan State. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of Maine. He says he is drawn to IUP by the people he met here and their genuine commitment to educational excellence and student success.
The provost and vice president of academic affairs is the number-two administrative position at IUP. Moerland will begin his duties on January 14th.