Dr. George Korfiatis is Reappointed as Provost and University Vice President at Stevens Institute of Technology

1/31/2012

Nariman Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology, has announced the reappointment of Dr. George Korfiatis as provost and university vice president.

As chief academic officer, he is responsible for all academic departments, schools, colleges, research centers and academic administrative functions, ensuring that Stevens maintains the culture and human and physical infrastructure necessary to achieve its mission. In collaboration with the faculty senate and other faculty leaders and administrators, he is responsible for creating and sustaining interdisciplinary research communities, establishing academic policies, overseeing faculty hiring, creating and implementing new strategic initiatives, and allocating resources.

Korfiatis has devoted his career to Stevens and served in many capacities throughout the years, culminating in his five years as provost and his recent one year service as interim president. A scholar and teacher, he is deeply committed to research, development and the commercialization of Stevens’ technologies, as well as active promoter of Stevens’ programs and people.

Previously, Korfiatis was dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens, where he implemented the environment of Technogenesis® where faculty and students work to enhance inventiveness, creativity and entrepreneurship as the core values of its educational foundation. Prior to that position he was the Founding Director of the Stevens Center for Environmental Engineering, where he managed research contracts valued in excess of $30 million. Korfiatis was also a co-founder of two Stevens enterprise companies, PlasmaSol Corp. and HydroGlobe LLC, which have each introduced technology in the marketplace and been acquired by Fortune 500 companies.

“I am grateful to Dr. Korfiatis for his service as interim president, for the welcome he offered me when I joined Stevens earlier this year and for the smooth transition he and I have worked together to accomplish,” said Farvardin. “I am enormously pleased that he has accepted this reappointment and look forward to continuing our joint efforts to make Stevens the best university it can be.”

“I am looking forward to continuing my service at Stevens in this position and working with the faculty, staff and students to bring Stevens to even greater heights of achievement,” said Korfiatis.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.