Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.

Karen Holbrook Academic Assembly

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.
Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Holbrook is presently the Interim President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Previously, she served the President of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. Before that, she was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia; Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida; and Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Structure and Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. More recently, Dr. Holbrook served as Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation and as Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research at the University of South Florida.

She has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), among others.

Dr. Holbrook has also participated on advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH (Elias Zerhouni). She currently serves on the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), CRDF Global, Bio-Techne, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and is the past board chair for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). She is on the Board of Trustees for KAUST and was a member of the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees for 10 years.

A renowned expert on international education, Dr. Holbrook serves on the Board of the Institute of International Education in New York City.

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