Mark Trodden Named Next Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics

Courtesy of Mark Trodden

Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, will become Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences effective July 1, 2023. In this role, Trodden will oversee the Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology departments, along with a number of research centers.

A distinguished theoretical cosmologist and particle physicist, Trodden is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the U.K.’s Institute of Physics. “Mark’s outstanding record as a scholar and an academic leader makes him well-suited to this important role,” says Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience. 

Trodden served as Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2014 to 2022 and has served as co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology since 2009. He is a former Chair of the School of Arts & Sciences’ Personnel Committee, has been a member of the School’s Planning and Priorities Committee, and in 2016 chaired a school-wide Task Force on Standing Faculty Assessment. He has also served as a member of the U.S. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel and is currently a member of the Committee on Science and the Arts of the Franklin Institute.