FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Andrew Rogerson is the new dean of Marshall’s College of Science
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Andrew Rogerson, whose career has included research and teaching in ecology, taxonomy, physiology, cell biology and molecular biology at five universities, has been named dean of Marshall University’s College of Science.
Rogerson, who began working at Marshall on July 1, also has administrative experience, having served as associate dean and director of graduate programs from 1999 to 2006 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“I came here because of the potential at Marshall University,” Rogerson said. “It’s a growing university with a serious commitment to excellence in research and teaching. I’m very impressed by the transformation beginning at Marshall University.”
In addition to NSU, Rogerson, a native of Scotland, has worked at the University of London, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Toronto and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He also has worked in two government laboratories – the Institute of Freshwater Ecology in the United Kingdom, and Atlantic Research Laboratory in Canada.
Rogerson has considerable experience in research with more than 110 publications in refereed scientific journals. He has secured more than $2 million in external funding.
“I’m impressed with the research potential at the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center and the vision that this is going to be good for the economy of West Virginia,” Rogerson said.
His recent research has focused in three broad areas: ecological role of amoebae, fecal contamination of beaches and verification of ballast water treatment systems. Rogerson is one of seven invited scientists participating on the scientific advisory board revising best waste water practices of cruise ships .
The panel is chaired by renowned marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle, the head of the marine division of Conservation International and former chief scientist for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
“Dr. Rogerson brings a new level of leadership to the College of Science at a very exciting time,” Dr. Sarah Denman, Marshall’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said. “He will be able to lead the college into a more collaborative relationship with the School of Medicine and the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center and the College of Science’s ever-growing research agenda. He brings an extremely impressive record of teaching, research and service to Marshall University. We are pleased to welcome him to Marshall.”
Rogerson earned a B.Sc. in Biology in 1975 from Paisley University (formerly Paisley College of Technology) in Scotland. He graduated in 1979 with a Ph.D. in protozoan ecology from the University of Stirling in Scotland.
Rogerson may be contacted at (304) 696-3518.