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Dr. Gordon Emslie
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Phone: (270) 745-2297
Dr. Gordon Emslie, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, was born in Hamilton, Scotland, and attended the University of Glasgow, earning baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in Astrophysics. He was a Research Assistant at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a Research Associate at the Institute for Plasma Research at Stanford University. He then served as a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he became Chair of the Department of Physics and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and most recently held the position of Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University.
Emslie has also earned master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Atmospheric Science and Materials Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in French, all from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research interests are in high-energy solar astrophysics, and he is a co-investigator on the NASA Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) mission. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.