George Mason University names research, innovation, econ. dev. VP
Andre Marshall to join the Fairfax university in July
George Mason University announced Friday it has hired Andre Marshall as its vice president for research, innovation and economic development and president of the university’s research foundation, effective July 1. He succeeds Deb Crawford, who left GMU to become vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Marshall currently serves as the program director for the National Science Foundation’s $38 million Innovation Corps Program. He is also the founder and director of the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center at the University of Maryland at College Park. At GMU, he will also join the Volgenau School of Engineering faculty.
Marshall’s research focuses on advanced diagnostics and computational modeling related to fire protection engineering. He began his career at Rolls-Royce Corp., where he developed aircraft engine pollution abatement technology in partnership with NASA.
He earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.