Prabu David appointed Associate Rector for Faculty and Academic Staff Development | MSUToday
Prabu David, dean of MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences since 2015, has been selected to become the next associate provost for faculty and academic staff development, effective July 1, 2022. He will retain his Dean’s role until the next head of the college is seated, following a nationwide search that will begin in the fall.
Marilyn Amey, Acting Associate Vice-Principal for Faculty and Academic Staff Development, will continue her work in the Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development, assuming the new role of Associate Vice-Principal. Under his leadership since July 2020, the office has expanded its portfolio of programs and services to reach a wider range of faculty and academic staff, including those who hold or aspire to hold leadership positions.
“It is a period of great momentum for the Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Developmentwith his recent work related to the promotion of institutional courage, intellectual health, honorary titles and the dean’s school – all new in the last academic year,” said MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph. .D. “The addition of Dr. David and the continued service of Dr. Amey will add to this momentum and expand the office’s presence as a spoken center to promote the development of entire scholars here at MSU – cultivating all aspects of the teaching, research and creative endeavours, and outreach and engagement.
In addition to his current role as Dean, David oversees WKAR Radio and TV. He served on MSU’s university-wide 2030 Strategic Planning Committee, DEI Steering Committee, and Presidential Research Committee, which broadened his view of the challenges and opportunities associated with a complex university like MSU with multiple stakeholders. He has also led or participated in several committees to foster campus-wide collaboration between the arts and sciences.
During David’s tenure as Dean, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences has made strides in student and faculty success, establishing the college as one of the top-ranked colleges in the discipline. Significant accomplishments include six new undergraduate majors, two new online master’s programs, and a new doctoral program. The college and WKAR raised approximately $70 million through development during this time, resulting in five professorships, fellowships, experiential learning, and new laboratories for teaching and research.
“Serving as Dean of ComArtSci has been a privilege and an honor. Over the past eight years, we have made strides in student and faculty achievement, inclusiveness, and excellence, firmly establishing our college as one of the leaders in the discipline,” said David. “I am excited to work with the Provost and our Faculty and Academic Staff Development team to foster a culture in support of the values set forth in the MSU 2030 plan and create opportunities that empower MSU faculty and staff to realize their full potential through teaching, research, creative work and outreach. It is important that we integrate all facets of our mission to achieve purpose and fulfillment in our work. »
David’s research focuses on media and cognition with active projects in multitasking, trusted AI, and leadership. He has been an investigator or co-investigator on projects funded by the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of State, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Over the years it has won awards for research, teaching and design.
From 2010 to 2015, David served as a professor and associate dean at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, where he was instrumental in recruiting faculty and developing the administrative framework for communication. a newly founded college. Prior to his time at WSU, he was on the faculty at Ohio State University.
David received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loyola College in Chennai, India, a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.