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The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
cordially invites you to a lecture:
Integrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship,
and Creative Activity (URSCA) and other High-Impact Practices
and their Relationship to Faculty Workload, Tenure & Promotion
Jeffrey M. Osborn
Dean of the School of Science &
Professor of Biology at
The College of New Jersey
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, NVC 8-210
RSVP by Friday, April 24 to Katheryn.Lypides@baruch.cuny.edu.
Jeffrey M. Osborn
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn is Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Biology at The College of New Jersey. Dr. Osborn is an administrator/teacher/scholar. He and his students conduct research in the broad field of plant evolutionary biology, studying both fossil and living plants and considering evolutionary questions about pollen development, character evolution, and pollination biology in seed plants. His research program also encompasses several areas of higher education, including the teacher-‐ scholar role of faculty, faculty workload models, and the integration of undergraduate research and other high-‐impact educational practices into the curriculum. His teaching has covered a range of areas, including biology, botany, and interdisciplinary courses. He employs an array of pedagogical methods, directly incorporates authentic research into his courses, and has contributed to curricular reform efforts at his own institutions and at the national level. He has also led a number of institutional and multi-institutional programs to support the advancement of undergraduates and faculty who are underrepresented in sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Dr. Osborn has received over $7 million in funding from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation, J. William Fulbright Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, among others. He is a Past-‐ President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization of over 10,000 individual and 700 institutional members representing all disciplines and over 900 colleges and universities of all types. He currently serves as a principal investigator on CUR’s National Science Foundation-‐funded national workshop project providing comprehensive support for faculty, institutions, state systems and consortia, as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Botany, and as a member of the External Advisory Board of the State of Oklahoma’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program. Osborn has served as Program Director and member of the Executive Board of the Botanical Society of America, and on the Peer Review Committees for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars–Fulbright Senior Scholar Program and for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)–Research Competitiveness Program. He has received numerous awards including the Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America, the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America from the National Science Foundation, and Truman State University’s (Missouri) highest award for recognizing outstanding faculty members. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas State University–San Marcos and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.