May 17, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17

Carroll to Step Down as Dean of Science and Mathematics

Administrator Eager to Return to Teaching, Biochemistry Research at Northridge

Edward Carroll, Jr., dean of Cal State Northridge's College of Science and Mathematics, has announced he will step down as dean on June 30, to involve himself at CSUN in teaching and conducting research in the biochemistry of animal development.

Completing his seventh year as dean, Carroll came to Northridge from UC Riverside, where he served as associate dean of the university's graduate division and research and taught courses in biology.

"I will return as a FERP [Faculty Early Retirement Program] faculty member to what brought me to the university in the first place: my intense interest in the study of science," said Carroll of his decision to move to other pursuits. "I have had the pleasure of working with many excellent faculty in the college of Science and Mathematics and elsewhere at CSUN, and at this point in my career, I look forward to a return to where my love of academic work began."

The dean will continue teaching the Japanese martial art of Aikido in the Kinesiology Department; he holds a fifth degree black belt.

Under Carroll's leadership, the college added to its multimillion dollar budget another $22 million in extramural grant support and about $2 million in private donations.

In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Carroll has actively pursued his professional research program, which includes protein and glycoprotein purification and other areas of specialization.

During his academic career, the dean has participated in more than 45 invited national and international seminars, symposia and presentations, including sessions at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., the Gordon Research Conferences, National Science Foundation workshops, Caltech, Loma Linda University, Bodega Marine Laboratory, the International Congresses of Invertebrate Reproduction in Japan and California, the World Congress of Herpetology in England, and the International Xenopus Conference in California.

The author of more than 100 reviewed papers, reviews and abstracts and a textbook in collaboration with biology professor Steven Oppenheimer, Carroll has since 1975 served as a reviewer of NSF research grant proposals and as a panel member for NSF programs, among them Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement and the Institution-Wide Reform of Undergraduate Education Initiative.

Outside of academia, Carroll's pursuits include an active role in the world of competitive, free flight and radio-controlled aeromodels. The dean designs, builds and flies models both nationally and internationally, having won the 2003 Ukrainian National champion title, as well as a U.S. championship. Recently, he has become a full-scale soaring pilot in pure gliders, working toward a certified flight instructor rating.

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