As senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University at Buffalo, A. Scott Weber, PhD, leads university-wide efforts to ensure that undergraduate and graduate students have a transformative educational experience. The goal is for all students to have opportunities to engage in the truly distinctive research, creative, public service and international activities that are the hallmarks of a UB education.
Weber guides the management of student enrollment across both the undergraduate and graduate sectors; innovation in teaching and assessment of student learning; comprehensive academic support services; and transformative learning communities.
Under Weber’s leadership, UB introduced the Finish in 4 program as part of the university’s commitment to helping undergraduates earn their degrees in four years.
As former chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Weber’s own research focuses on biodegradation of chemicals in water and soil, particularly pharmaceuticals discharged in wastewater; the reclamation of environmentally impacted sites known as brownfields; and the combined reuse of post-consumer products materials and geothermal systems.
A member of the UB faculty since 1983, Weber twice was named professor of the year by the UB student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. He received a BS in civil engineering in 1977 and an MS in sanitary engineering in 1978 from Virginia Tech. In 1983, he earned a PhD in civil engineering from the University of California-Davis.
Last updated: September 19, 2016 1:47 pm EST