Samuel Mukasa Is the New Provost at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Samuel B. Mukasa is the new executive vice president and provost of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York.

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse enrolls about 1,750 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. African Americans make up just 2 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Mukasa is the former dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, the university’s second-largest college, which spans 12 departments and 20 interdisciplinary research centers, and is ranked among the top engineering and science academic programs in the country. Previously, he was dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Eric J. Essene Professor of Geochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. Earlier in his career, he spent 21 years on the faculty of what is now the department of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Mukasa conducts research in geochemistry, geochronology, and petrology. His geochemical research in Antarctica, the Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and many other regions of the world has helped to shed new light on the evolution of continents and deep-time changes in Earth’s climate system.

Dr. Mukasa is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in geology. He holds a master’s degree in geology from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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