Provost Gerard Voland
Gerard Voland is Provost and Vice Chancellor at the University of Michigan-Flint. As the chief academic affairs officer, he is responsible for articulation of the University’s vision of academic distinction; the development and administration of academic programs; policies relating to instruction, curriculum, extended learning, and information technology; faculty and academic staff appointments and performance assessments; and scholarship and community service initiatives among faculty.
Dr. Voland holds the rank of Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Before joining the University of Michigan-Flint in 2010, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science; Founding Director of the Center for Industrial Innovation and Design; and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne for seven years. Dr. Voland also served as the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate College at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago from 1999 to 2003, and in a broad range of administrative and faculty roles at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1999.
Dr. Voland earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, together with a Ph.D. in Engineering Design from Tufts University.
He is the author of several textbooks, numerous refereed journal articles, conference presentations and newspaper columns. Professor Voland also has received a number of awards for excellence in teaching.