Dzombak Named Interim Vice Provost of Sponsored Programs
Professor David Dzombak will assume the position of Interim Vice Provost of Sponsored Programs at Carnegie Mellon University this month. This position, which reports to the provost, will oversee the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as well as the university’s research compliance operations. The previous head of the OSP, Susan Burkett, retired last June. During his service, Dave will continue his current duties and activities in the College of Engineering.
Dzombak, who joined the CMU faculty in 1989, is the Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2010, Dave became a University Professor, the highest academic rank at Carnegie Mellon. Among his many internal roles, he serves as the director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, and has been the Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs for CIT and chair of the Faculty Senate.
Dave received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Vincent College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from MIT. Dave is an internationally renowned expert in environmental engineering, with particular expertise in water quality engineering and science, and environmental restoration, a fellow of the Water Environment Federation, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has been a member of and has chaired several preeminent National Academies committees. Most recently, he was chair of the National Research Council Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering and Planning.