M. Brian Blake was named dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Miami in Florida. His appointment takes effect on July 1. He has been serving as associate dean for strategic initiatives and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, Dr. Blake was director of graduate studies and chair of the department of computer science at Georgetown University. He was the first African American department chair at Georgetown.
Dr. Blake is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and a Ph.D. in information and software engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.