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University of Rutgers – Camden names John Griffin new Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Clemson’s Senior Associate Provost John Griffin Ph.D. was named the University of Rutgers – Camden’s new Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for John, and we are excited for this career achievement,” Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Bob Jones said. “He has been a great teammate in his current role as Senior Associate Provost. He will be missed at Clemson, but we know he’ll do a remarkable job at Rutgers.” 

Effective July 1, 2022, Dr. John Griffin becomes the University of Rutgers – Camden’s Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

In his new role, Griffin will lead the growth of Rutgers University–Camden’s largest academic unit, which enrolls 2,462 undergraduate and 561 graduate students in 25 bachelor’s degree-granting programs and in 24 master’s and Ph.D. programs.

Prior to his years at Clemson, Griffin served as a fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard College. During his 16-year service at William & Mary, he founded the school’s interdisciplinary neuroscience program and became the divisional dean of natural and social sciences and the dean of undergraduate studies.

Griffin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He earned a master’s degree in physiology in and a doctoral degree in physiology, both from The Ohio State University.