Provost Finalist - Robert Mokwa
- Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
You are invited to a question and answer session / social event for today's candidate. This event will be held at 4:30 pm on April 3 in SUB 233. More details can be found at:
Robert (Bob) Mokwa
Robert Mokwa (Bob), is Interim Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Montana State University (MSU). Bob has been with MSU since 2001 when he joined the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering. He received the MSU President’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, the Faculty Award for Excellence for the College of Engineering in 2009, the College of Engineering Outstanding Instructor award in 2002 and has served as a MSU Faculty Senate chair.
Dr. Mokwa received his Ph.D. in Engineering (Geotechnical focus) from Virginia Tech. University. His M.S. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical focus) was achieved from Purdue University and his B.S. in Engineering (Structural and Engineering Mechanics focus) was from Virginia Tech. University. In 2014, Bob was named MSU’s first Faculty Leadership Fellow. In that role, he was a member of the president’s executive group for a year during which he studied the policies, administrative structure, budget and decision-making processes of the university. Following his year as a fellow, he was appointed the head of the Department of Mathematics in the College of Letters and Science.
Bob’s research has garnered international interest. He was a sponsored invited speaker at the Micro-Geomechanics Across Multiple Scales Workshop, held in Cambridge, England. This workshop was jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and brought together selected geo-professional leaders to discuss research needs and the future direction of discovery and applications for the geomechanics discipline. He has given numerous invited talks, including a plenary presentation at a conference and workshop at MSU’s sister University in Kumamoto, Japan, where he described his work with x-ray computer-aided tomography to an international audience of leading researchers and experts.
Bob was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Nicki, have three teenage children, Rosemarie, Michelle and Benjamin.
- Mokwa Bob CV.pdf
- Mokwa Bob CV.pdf
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