Moran named Aga Khan provost

By Jason Winders
September 15, 2011

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University of Western Ontario professor Greg Moran has been named provost at Aga Khan University. Moran, a former provost and vice-president academic at Western, will continue a connection with Western as a special advisor on developing partnerships with universities internationally. 

Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University is a private university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service. The university has campuses and programs in Afghanistan, East Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and the United Kingdom. Moran will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya, but will oversee all the university’s campuses.

He started his role Sept. 1 on a part-time basis, and will take up the full-time position July 1, 2012.

 For the months ahead, Moran will fulfill his Western responsibilities as principal investigator on a number of grants, and continue his role as a thesis supervisor. Beyond that, he will continue a relationship with Western as a special advisor.

“Dr.  Moran’s appointment as the provost of the Aga Khan University is an exciting and excellent one for both Greg and Western,” says Janice Deakin, Western provost and vice president academic. “The appointment recognizes Greg’s expertise in academic leadership that he so skillfully displayed during his two terms as provost at Western.  I look forward to working with Greg on initiatives of mutual interest and benefit.”

Since joining Western in 1977, Moran has maintained an active teaching and research program in early child development including a strong record of publication and grant support. Currently, he is principal or co-investigator on projects supported by both Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

He served in a number of other capacities at Western, including Chair of the Department of Psychology (1988-1992), Graduate Studies dean (1992-1995) and provost and vice-president academic (1995-2005).

Moran is a member of both the clinical and developmental groups within the Department of Psychology and a registered psychologist in the Province of Ontario since 1986.

He studied psychology as an undergraduate at McGill University and practiced as a clinical behaviour therapist for two years before returning to graduate school at Dalhousie University in Halifax.


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