Clare Muhoro, PhD

Clare Muhoro

Posted on August 11, 2023

Towson University, Acting Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Clare Muhoro serves a key member of the Office of the Provost and the Academic Affairs Leadership team with multiple responsibilities furthering the academic mission of the university. Dr. Muhoro leads on academic program development, review and assessment; oversees the Offices of Undergraduate Research and Competitive Fellowships and Awards; is responsible for oversight of TU’s satellite locations; and leads on the implementation of the university strategic plan. Dr. Muhoro is the university’s academic liaison officer with the Middle States Commission for Higher Education, and is the primary liaison with the Maryland Commission for Higher Education and the University System of Maryland for academic program approval. Dr. Muhoro is professor of organic chemistry, and her research focuses on the role of transition metals in organic transformations. Professor Muhoro served as senior science and technology advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a strong advocate for women in science, is founder and member of the board of the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA), and is a board member of the Committee for the Advancement of Women in Science (COACh). Dr. Muhoro was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She received her BS in Chemistry from Saint Lawrence University and her PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from Yale University.

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