Dr. Eric Muth Named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

N.C. A&T has named a Clemson University administrator and researcher its new Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.

Eric Muth CROPPEDEric Muth, Ph.D., is a former associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of psychology at Clemson. During his tenure as associate dean, he also served as chair of the university’s Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest committees.

As a faculty researcher, Muth published more than 100 scientific papers and articles and earned nearly $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research and other federal agencies and multiple private corporations. During his time at Clemson, the university grew as a research institution, moving into the top category (R-1) of national research campuses within the Carnegie Foundation’s university classifications.

Muth also served nearly a decade as the co-owner of Bite Technologies, a university startup company based on technologies he helped invent, which resulted in two patents.

“As a land-grant research university with growing interests in a broad range of scientific areas, we are interested in building on our success over the past few years and moving to a new level of competitiveness and impact,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Beryl McEwen, Ph.D. “Dr. Muth has the experience and vision to help our faculty researchers accelerate our progress toward those goals, and we look forward to his leadership in this key dimension of our university.”

Muth assumes leadership of a research program that is experiencing significant momentum. For each of the past three fiscal years, it has set institutional records in funding, most recently $64.37 million in fiscal year 2019. Muth’s background includes an M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and B.A. in psychology from Hartwick College.