Meet Prabhas V. Moghe
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
On October 5, 2020, Prabhas V. Moghe was appointed as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
As EVPAA, Moghe reports to President Jonathan Holloway and forges strategies and develops initiatives to strengthen the academic enterprise at Rutgers. He serves as the president’s chief adviser on academic matters, leads all universitywide faculty support programs, and coordinates academic priorities across the central administrative offices and chancellor-led units. In this role, he works closely with both the chancellors and their provosts and gives voice to a collective vision that will propel Rutgers among our finest peer institutions. Among other key universitywide functions, the EVPAA manages our tenure and promotion process and has oversight for the libraries, Rutgers Global, continuing studies, enrollment management, student veterans services, institutional research, and Rutgers University Press. The EVPAA also has oversight for the Office for Research, which combines various key functions of research, intellectual property, and grants administration.
Since joining Rutgers in 1995, Moghe was named a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, in 2013. He has made many contributions to interdisciplinary graduate education, biomedical and health sciences, and nanomedicine. His research has led to innovations in cancer detection and potential nanotechnology therapies for brain degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The Moghe research has secured nearly $20 million in funding and generated over 25 PhDs, over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, and over 300 podium and plenary talks. He has directed two National Science Foundation-sponsored graduate training programs spanning 12 years—in biologic interfaces and in stem cell science and engineering. In addition to his School of Engineering appointment, he has also served as an adjunct professor of surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2008 and is full member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He has been named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering. In July 2019, he was appointed as provost and executive vice chancellor for research and academic affairs for Rutgers–New Brunswick.
In his work to date, Moghe has championed academic excellence, strongly supported undergraduate and graduate education, and strengthened faculty recruitment and development. As provost, he has been an advocate for elevating cross-disciplinary research at Rutgers in the humanities and the arts, information and computing sciences, and environmental, life, and health sciences. He has also launched programs to promote the advancement of women in STEM fields and programs to foster a more vibrant, innovative, and creative mindset among Rutgers students. A recipient of the university’s Leadership in Diversity Award, Moghe is actively leading programs to broaden the participation of minority students in STEM disciplines. Appointed as the first vice chancellor for research and innovation for Rutgers–New Brunswick in January 2018, Moghe established a number of institutional initiatives and partnerships to nurture and expand research across a broad spectrum of fields, including the humanities, data sciences, life and health sciences, and advanced manufacturing.