Dr. Adam Sarty will be taking on the leadership role of Associate Vice-President Research and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, effective August 8, 2017.
The Board of Governors approved this appointment following the recommendation of the search committee chaired by the Interim Vice-President Academic and Research, Dr. Esther Enns.
Dr. Sarty has extensive knowledge of and experience with Saint Mary’s, having joined the Department of Astronomy and Physics in 2000. Since that time he has taken on many roles, most recently Associate Dean of Science - External and Student Affairs.
A 3M National Teaching Fellow and recipient of many teaching and leadership awards, Dr. Sarty is a champion for both learning and research – key elements of his new role.
Dr. Sarty’s own research in the field of subatomic physics involves the study of the electromagnetic properties of protons, neutrons, and light atomic nuclei. His research area has an international scope, working at facilities in both Germany and the United States with collaborators from around the world.