Sherine Obare, a recognized leader in nanoscience and materials chemistry research and STEM education, has been selected to lead the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a prestigious academic collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State Univerity, a historically Black educational institution that is also located in Greensboro. She will be the second permanent dean of the school. Dr. Obare will also serve as a tenured professor of nanoscience at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Sherine O. Obare has been serving as associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Dr. Obare also serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research. She’s served previously as associate chair of chemistry and graduate advisor at Western Michigan.
“There is a tremendous opportunity for innovation at the JSNN, and Dr. Obare brings the academic experience, research expertise and creative vision required to help our universities and our region maximize the potential of this unique School,” said UNC Greensboro Provost Dana Dunn.
Dr. Obare holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in biology from West Virginia State University. She earned a Ph.D. in inorganic/analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina. Her postdoctoral education in chemistry and environmental engineering was completed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.