Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Liquid Crystal Institute
Job Description: Chemistry research
Worked at KSU since: July 2012
Employment Prior to Kent State University: University of Toledo
Likes Most About Kent State University: Beautiful campus and very friendly people!
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer: Research at the Liquid Crystal Institute
Resides in: Kent, Ohio
Hometown: Gonbad, Iran
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Toledo
Hobbies: Sports, particularly soccer and tennis, music!
Associate Vice President
Facilities Planning and Operations
Job Description: Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the campus (University Facilities Management), the planning, designing and construction operations for the eight campus systems (Office of the University Architect), the office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Sustainability initiatives for the university system. The responsibilities extend to the planning, design, construction and safety for the eight campuses, as well as the other satellite operations.
Worked at KSU since: March 1987
Employment Prior to Kent State University: Professional engineer for companies in Akron, Ohio; Providence, R.I.; and Towson, Md.
Likes Most About Kent State University: Working with a great group of dedicated people who will work in all weather conditions to ensure the campus is safe, clean and well maintained and an administrative and design staff who are equally as dedicated to their mission of providing a positive living/learning/teaching environment for our students, faculty and staff.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer: I enjoy working and living in a culturally diverse environment.
Resides in: Just outside the Franklin Township line in Rootstown Township
Hometown: Dover, Pa.
Education: Bachelor’s in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University
Hobbies: Canoeing, biking and hiking with my wife and volunteering for scouting programs, including leading a co-ed Venture Scout group on high adventure trips where we explore backpacking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and backcountry camping.