Bramwell appointed as dean of College of Arts and Sciences


TUSKEGEE, ALA. (June 15, 2012) —  Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon has appointed Fitzgerald B. Bramwell as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university, effective Aug. 1. In this capacity, Bramwell will provide effective management and leadership of eight departments, one minor program, and the newly established University College. He will also be a tenured professor of chemistry.

Bramwell most recently served as associate provost for academic research at Howard University. Previously, he served as professor of chemistry and as vice president for research and graduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.



During his six-year tenure as vice president at the University of Kentucky, extramural grant and contract expenditures increased from $103 million in fiscal year 1995 to a record $236 million in fiscal year 2002. Royalty income from patents and licenses during his tenure rose from $1 million to $2.8 million, and industry funded research increased from $10.4 million (fiscal year 1996) to $16.5 million (fiscal year 2001). Earlier in his career, Bramwell was a professor of chemistry and dean of graduate studies and research at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Bramwell served as a trustee for the Southeastern Universities Research Association; member of the executive committee for the Council of Research Policy and Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; and on the board of directors of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He also served as chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Editorial Review Board for the American Institute of Chemists; on the board of advisers for Chemical Innovation, a journal of the American Chemical Society; and received recognition in Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century. He was honored for his career achievements in “African Americans in Science and Invention,” and chaired review panels for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the American Chemical Society.

Bramwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in physical chemistry from the University of Michigan.

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