Paul Greenwood, currently professor of biology and previously senior associate provost and dean of the faculty at Colby College, has been named by The University of Tampa as the dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.
As dean, Greenwood will oversee the departments of biology; chemistry, biochemistry and physics; health sciences and human performance; nursing; and sport management.
Greenwood said he looks forward to working with the UT faculty and staff to create new opportunities for our students. “I have had a long commitment to experiential education and engaged student inquiry, and UT is very well known for its particular excellence in those areas,” Greenwood added.
Greenwood has been a member of the faculty at Colby College since 1987, serving in various roles, including professor of biology, chair of the biology department and director of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Biomedical Semester Program. At Colby, Greenwood was a recipient of the Charles Bassett Distinguished Teaching Award. Prior to Colby, Greenwood served as an instructor in animal diversity in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University.
Greenwood’s research is focused on the development, discharge physiology and biochemistry of nematocysts, the stinging structures common to jellyfish, sea anemones, corals and related organisms.
David Stern, UT provost and vice president for academic affairs, said Greenwood’s academic and leadership experience have prepared him well to lead UT’s programs in the natural and health sciences.
“As we look to enhance the quality of our current programs and to develop some select new programs that advance UT’s mission, Paul’s wisdom will be an invaluable asset,” Stern said.
Greenwood received his bachelor’s degree at Knox College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Florida State University.
He will begin his post at UT on June 1.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,310 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.