Auerbach Associates is pleased to announce that the University of Texas at Arlington President will appoint Donald R. Bobbitt as provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2008.
Bobbitt, former dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor, vice chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, associate dean for research and sciences, and interim dean. He was named dean in 2003.
Bobbitt earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University and his B.S. degree with high honors in chemistry from the University of Arkansas. His area of research expertise is bio-analytical chemistry, and he holds two patents in the field. He has received significant research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has served as a consultant for Shell Chemical Company, Sanyo Chemical Company, and Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Alumni Association Award in Teaching and Research from the University of Arkansas.