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Jeffrey M. Osborn, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The College of New Jersey

Jeffrey M. Osborn is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The College of New Jersey.

His primary scientific research addresses questions about plant evolutionary biology, and his higher education foci include undergraduate research, leadership of organizational and cultural change, teacher-scholar role of faculty, faculty workload models, and the integration of high-impact educational practices into the curriculum. He has served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), led a number of institutional and multi-institutional programs to support the institutionalization of undergraduate research and the advancement of undergraduates and faculty who have traditionally underserved by higher education and STEM.  Through these efforts, Dr. Osborn has worked with over 400 colleges and universities across the U.S.  He has received nearly $11 million in grant funding as PI/Co-PI, and he has helped lead his institutions in winning an additional $21 million in grant support for mission-central efforts.  His work has been recognized by the AAAS Fellows Award, CUR Fellows Award, Centennial Award from the Botanical Society of America, and the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America from the National Science Foundation.  Among other roles, he serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Botany and on the External Advisory Committee for the State of Oklahoma’s NIH-INBRE program.

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