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Convocation Speaker 06

2006 Convocation Speaker

photo of Provost John M Hughes
John M. Hughes
Provost and
Senior Vice President

John M. Hughes, a highly accomplished researcher, scholar and higher education administrator, joined the University of Vermont as Provost and Senior Vice President on July 1, 2006. Previously, Hughes served as associate provost for research and scholarship and dean of the Graduate School at Miami University of Ohio for the past three years. He was associate dean of the College of Arts and Science for the previous two years.

Hughes also built a successful academic career in geology at Miami for the past 25 years, moving up the ranks first as assistant professor, then associate professor and professor. He also assumed leadership positions in the Geology Department at Miami as associate chair and chair.

An accomplished researcher, Hughes has successfully secured grants from the National Science Foundation, private corporations and the Ohio Board of Regents totaling more than $3 million to pursue his interest in minerals and geologic education, among others. He has published three books and has authored or co-authored numerous papers in publications such as American Mineralogist, Canadian Mineralogist and the European Journal of Mineralogy.

Hughes earned his doctorate and master’s from Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s from Franklin and Marshall College.

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