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Leadership Appointments in Academic Affairs

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Friday, June 21, 2024

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Leadership Appointments in Academic Affairs

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of two highly accomplished leaders in Academic Affairs who will help drive our efforts to advance NSU’s academic mission and research profile.


Dr. Aixi Zhou: Vice Provost for Research and Innovation

Dr. Aixi Zhou holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Dr. Zhou previously served as the Department Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology at North Carolina A&T State University. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Zhou was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also held positions at Virginia Tech, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, and the University of California, San Diego.


Dr. Zhou’s expertise areas are fire engineering, manufacturing, composite materials and structures, and engineering education. He has served as the lead PI or co-PI on 26 funded research projects with a total funding of about $9M. He is the author or co-author of three books and more than 100 technical publications. Dr. Zhou is a licensed Professional Engineer with a specialization in fire protection. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers in 2020. He currently serves as Commissioner of the Engineering Accreditation Commission at the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is a member of the National Academies Committee on Potential Environmental Effects of Nuclear War.


Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows: Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University. Dr. King-Meadows is a political scientist specializing in late twentieth and early twenty-first century Black politics, public opinion, U.S. political institutions, and public policy. His teaching and research endeavors have been supported by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Princeton University, the U.S. State Department, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program. Dr. King-Meadows also served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana, W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University, and APSA Congressional Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.


Dr. King-Meadows held numerous university administrative positions, including Department Chair, Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He also spent the 2019-2020 academic year as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in the Office of the Provost at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been conducting research as a visiting scholar at the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University and in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University. Dr. King-Meadows is an active member of his community and continues to engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaborations.


Dr. Aixi Zhou and Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows
              Dr. Aixi Zhou - and -  Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows

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