Felecia McInnis Nave, Ph.D. has been named Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. She will assume the role of chief academic officer on August 1, 2014 pending Texas A&M University System Board approval.
“The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is an extremely important position. Having served as Provost, I know first-hand what skills are needed to be successful on the job,” said President George C. Wright. “Dr. Nave brings, based on her impressive academic and research experiences, strong analytical skills that allow her to critically analyze problems and pose viable solutions. She is very student oriented and has a work ethic that is outstanding. Indeed, I have every confidence that she will hit the ground running and lead us to our next levels of success.”
Nave received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Alcorn State University and a M.S. and Ph. D. in chemical engineering from the University of Toledo. She holds the rank of Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. Prior to this appointment, Nave served as Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her research interests include: functionalized membranes, bioseparations, transport in cardiovascular system, women issues in engineering, K-12 outreach, gifted and talented African-Americans pursuing STEM careers, and engineering education. She has received funding from agencies such as the NSF, DOD, ExxonMobil, SWE, Engineering Information Foundation and PVAMU research foundation totaling over $2.5M for both her technical and education related research agenda.