Manhattan College Names Constantine Theodosiou as Dean of Science

Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Constantine E. Theodosiou, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the school of science starting July 1.

Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Constantine E. Theodosiou, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the school of science starting July 1.

Photo of Constantine E. Theodosiou“We are thrilled to have Dr. Theodosiou joining the College, and his vast experience as a faculty member and administrator, his deep and current knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy, his strong record as a researcher and in support of student engagement in research, and his real love and knowledge of the arts, as well as science, make him an exceptional fit for the mission and culture of Manhattan College,” said William Clyde, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost at Manhattan College. “He is exceptionally qualified to work with our faculty to further build our reputation as a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Theodosiou, a resident of Caldwell, N.J., most recently served as vice provost for research, dean of the graduate school at Montclair State University and professor of physics, and supervised all aspects of graduate education and the grant proposal process for research projects. Under his leadership, Theodosiou helped the graduate school implement an electronic graduate admission application process, and also integrated an electronic grant proposal system in the office of research.

Before starting at Montclair State University, Theodosiou spent more than 28 years working for the University of Toledo, most recently, as interim dean of the college of graduate studies from 2007-2008. In addition, he served as the associate dean for the natural sciences and mathematics in the college of arts and sciences; interim director of the Plant Science Research Center; interim director of the Lake Erie Research Center; acting chair and associate chair of physics and astronomy; director of graduate studies, and assistant, associate and professor of physics.

Throughout his educational career, Theodosiou has prepared and taught 36 different courses, also teaching at Drexel University and the National Hellenic Research Foundation. In 1992, he was a Fulbright research scholar for the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Greece and has conducted research on a variety of topics during his career including: atomic structure and spectroscopy, electronic and atomic collisions, quantum optics and multi-photon processes, and low-temperature plasma processes. Theodosiou’s research has been published in more than 70 journal and book articles. Other academic distinctions consist of: serving as a visiting fellow for the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at the University of Colorado; Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Freiburg in Germany; research associate at Johns Hopkins University; research assistant at the University of Chicago; and research fellow at the Nuclear Research Center Democritosin Greece.

Theodosiou graduated from the University of Chicago with a doctorate in atomic physics in 1976 and a master’s in physics in 1973. He also completed a physics and mathematics diploma from the National University of Greece.

 “I am very excited at the opportunity to help Manhattan College excel in the teaching of its students and preparing them for successful careers in a very demanding and challenging new century,” said Theodosiou. “I am looking forward to being able to use my past experience to help the faculty enhance their teaching and scholarly performance, and further the College’s excellent reputation. Attracting talented students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and involving them in academic research while at Manhattan College will be an important priority for the school of science.”