John Maher was named vice president for research and the executive director of the Marshall University Research Corporation in 2007. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Chemical Alliance Zone, a statewide collaborative devoted to economic development in the chemical and allied sectors.
Previously, he worked for 21 years at the Union Carbide Corporation, serving in a broad range of technical and managerial assignments in areas as diverse as catalysis research, plant technology support, intellectual property management, capital project execution and new business development.
Maher received an A.B. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in organic/organometallic chemistry from Harvard University.