Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president for Research and Compliance by President H. Patrick Swygert, effective July 1, 2007.
McGee will oversee all aspects of the research and sponsored programs administrative enterprise. Working closely with the provost and vice president for Health Sciences, he will shape academic and fiscal research policies, manage the process for the submission of proposals and the subsequent administration of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements awarded to Howard University and Howard University Hospital, and represent the University’s research interests to federal, state and local governments, industry, foundation, consortia, and other national and international constituencies.
Currently, McGee is a professor of civil engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU) and former chair of OSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science. He is the first African-American full professor and departmental chair of OSU’s College of Engineering. As department chair, McGee led a large research enterprise with 150 individuals under his supervision, and managed research and development budgets in excess of $20 million.