Matthew Christian appointed Assistant Vice President for Program Development
Laurence Hill, Associate Vice President for Program Development and National Laboratories, has appointed Matthew Christian as Assistant Vice President for Program Development in the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories, effective July 1.
In his new role Christian will report to Hill and work closely with faculty and administrative leaders in the planning, initiation and management of large-scale research program initiatives and proposals. The scope of these responsibilities will include collaborative University research efforts with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Christian will continue to serve as co-director of the Arete Initiative, a vehicle for coordination of research development efforts with colleagues in the Offices of Foundation and Corporate Relations and in broad collaboration with University faculty.
"I am extremely excited about Matthew's appointment and look forward to working closely with him in furthering the research interests of University faculty and Laboratory scientists," Hill said.
Christian joined UChicago in 2006 after cofounding and launching OthoAccel Technologies, Inc., a biotech company that commercialized technology developed at the University of Illinois. From 2006 to present, he served as executive administrator of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. He was also co-director of the Arete Initiative, which was led by Prof. John Cacioppo, and provides expertise to faculty in research program conceptualization, proposal planning and development, and project management.
Christian received a BA from Valparaiso University, MA from Yale University (supported as a Wilson Fellow), and MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also earned a research fellowship as an EKD Fellow at the Ludwig-Maximillians Universit"at in Munich, Germany.
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