University appoints permanent dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Georgetown University Provost Robert Groves announced in a blog post last week the appointment of Dr. Norberto Grzywacz as the new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Grzywacz has previously served as Director of the Neuroscience graduate program at the University of Southern California, where he has worked since 2001.

He also worked as a USC professor and department chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and was the director of both the Center for Vision Science and Technology and Visual Processing Laboratory there.

According to his profile on the USC web site, Grzywacz’s research is mainly concerned with neural processing and visual perception as well as early detection of retinal diseases.

As the new dean of the graduate school, Grzywacz will be tasked with overseeing the development of new graduate programs and the creation of review protocols for existing graduate programs, as well working with Student Affairs to aid graduate students extracurricularly and financially.

Grzywacz is replacing Dr. William Rebeck, a professor in the department of Neuroscience who has been serving as Interim Dean since July 1, 2013. The last permanent dean of the graduate school was Dr. Gerald Mara who retired last spring after over 30 years at Georgetown.

Photo: University of Southern California

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